Automotive

Car Maintenance Tips You Should Know

Vehicle maintenance can be a boring subject for most drivers; however, vehicles need to maintain good performance, and their parts and components do not get damaged prematurely. Here are car maintenance tips that you should know:

Tires And Wheels

To ensure good car maintenance, the tires must be calibrated; that is, tires with less than 1.6 mm of groove need to be changed for new ones; they must be calibrated every 15 days, and before traveling, always cold. Keep an eye out for a triangle or TWI lettering engraved on the side of your tires.

When that level is reached by wear and tear, you should change the tires. Rotate, balance, and align the tires every 10,000 km driven; this increases the tires’ useful life and the vehicle’s drivability and safety.

Filters

The air filters must be cleaned with compressed air every 7 thousand km driven and changed when they no longer promote a good flow of air in the engine. Fuel tanks are usually changed every 10,000 km. And the oil filters must be changed alternately with the engine oil ones.

Suspension

One of the main components is the shock absorbers, which generally last an average of 30,000 km, or according to uneven and very bumpy floors. Springs with very worn links should be replaced.

Gearbox Oil

Keeping the gearboxes magnetized makes changing the transmission oil unnecessary. Most cars have magnetic gearboxes and don’t want to change the oil. In other vehicles, the lubricant can be checked every 30,000 km. And stay tuned because leaks are signs that the car needs repair. Look for an expert and avoid automotive tips from people who are not professionals.

Battery

Always ensure your vehicle’s battery is working correctly because it is already in the first game of the morning. The vast majority of batteries sold today do not require additional water and require little maintenance. Just make sure the cables are clean and securely attached to the pole. And if you are going to leave the car stationary for a long time, disconnect the negative pole cable so that the battery does not discharge.

Alignment And Balancing

Aligning and balancing the car is essential to keep the tires and other suspension components with a longer useful life. In addition, the alignment is used to make corrections in the direction, which happen when the cars do not keep moving in a straight line, turning to one side. Balancing, in turn, is carried out on the wheels and tires and aims to prevent the car from shaking at speeds greater than 60 km/h, even reducing tire wear and ensuring better braking and reducing steering problems. The best is the have a specialist for a 24 hour service (บริการ 24 ชั่วโมง which is the term in Thai)