Tips for Maintenance

How to Maintain Vehicle

  1. Check Spare Tyre
    In case of emergency or flat tyre you can use your spare tyre to carry on your journey. Once in a month check the air pressure in the spare tyre.
  2. Change Engine Oil Periodically
    Change the engine oil every 5,000 kilometres or follow your car manufacturer’s recommendations for changing the engine oil.
  3. Keep the Battery Clean.
    Test your battery twice a year and inspect it for corrosion. If you see any corrosion or dust on the connectors, open them to clean and then reconnect it.
  4. Replace the Brake Pads
    Keep checking the brake fluid on regular interval. Check the brake fluid every time you change the oil to be sure it’s not dark in colour. If it is, you’ll need to change the brake system sooner rather than later. Check the brake pads, if they have worn out, replace them with new sets immediately. Driving with loose brakes can be extremely dangerous.
  5. Replace Cabin Air Filter
    It is highly recommended to change your cabin air filter every one year or 12,000 kilometres. Refer to your vehicle instruction manual for more details about changing air filter.
  6. Get New Windshield Wipers
    Old windshield wipers will create problem as you would not be able to see properly during rain as the wiper blades will not be able to clean windshield leaving water droplets behind. Change windshield wipers at the change of each season and replace them when necessary.
  7. Get Your Tyres Rotated
    At every 5,000 kilometres, or as specified in your vehicle instruction manual, go for wheel alignment and balancing. At the time of doing so rotate tyres. This will keep maintaining the tread of the tyres evenly in front and rear and also maintain proper alignment of the tyres and will help enhancing tyre's life.
  8. Check the Suspension System
    Unwanted jerks in a journey can spoil your and other passenger’s mood. After every 15,000 to 30,000 kilometres run get your shocks and suspension checked
  9. Check Coolant
    It is a good idea to check your coolant on regular basis. With low coolant level it may create excessive engine temperature or engine heating issues. Coolant also has a shelf life. If your vehicle has ample coolant level, please get it checked at the service centre whether it is effective or not.
  10. Check Spark Plugs
    Check and change the spark plugs about every 30,000 kilometres or refer to vehicle instruction manual for further details according to make and model of your vehicle.
  11. Inspect Belts and Hoses
    Timing belts is very important to keep your engine rotating at regular pace. Change your engine’s timing belt after running of every 50,000 kilometres. It is recommended that you change your hoses in every three to four years or whenever one is showing signs of wear.
  12. Keep Necessary Tools
    Keep necessary tool kit in your vehicle. A standard tool kit is supplied by every vehicle manufacturer when you purchase a new vehicle. Even if you are buying a pre-owned vehicle, make sure it has the tool kit. The kit includes tools like screw driver, wrench, jack, reflective triangle etc.

General Tips for Vehicle Care

  1. Keep the vehicle clean and tidy.
  2. Exterior should be waxed and polished at intervals and interior should be vacuumed.
  3. Take the vehicle for periodic service to authorized centers.
  4. Know the sound of your car and respond immediately if there is a change.
  5. Get the vehicle tuned up at regular intervals for the best performance.
  6. Keep a check on the fluid levels.
  7. Get the filters cleaned at regular intervals.
  8. Maintain the tyre inflation and free rotations.
  9. Keep a check on mileage to see if the vehicle is performing as desired.
  10. Avoid overloading of the vehicle.
  11. Avoid using unauthorized accessories on the vehicle, it reduces its performance as well as makes it unsafe.