Motors Service Guide Your local guide for all your motoring needs
Take time to get it right
ALOTof the heartache of unreliable everydaymotoring can be avoided by taking the car forregular servicing. Cars arelikepeople -they need to be
looked after if they aretocontinue to give good and reliableservice. Alot of motoristsmaynodoubt feel that
they arereadyfor the summer holidays but aretheir cars fit to takeonlong, arduous journeys with all the familyand their luggage aboard? Certainly, as farasholidays are
concerned, it reallyisfalse economyto skimp forthe sakeofa service as expensive holidays can be ruined byabreakdownor mechanical failure. Even if the motorist has taken the
trouble to haveaproper service,hecould probably avoid delays caused by minor car failures by taking asmall spares kit and a fewtools. With the exception of thosewhocover
hundreds of miles as partoftheir job,most motorists onlymakelong journeys afew timesayear and during this time the family car can playupatanunaccustomed workload and then promptlybreak downat the most inopportune moment.
Isn’t it sometimes just
when youneed the car most thatproblems starttooccur? Of course,alot of people
do getworried about being faced with garage bills so they onlydecide to put their car in when it refuses to go. But this is bad
management. Garagesare also specialists in preventative medicine and acheck-up or regular servicing could well save alot of money in the long run.
Seasonal checklists forvehiclesmaybe
somewhat different butthereare straightforwardservicing steps thatalways applylikechecking the oil andwater and keepingawatchful eyeontyres.These are the sortofthings the majority of people can do themselves. Whether youdrive asmall hatchbackora
high-poweredperformance car,roadholding and safe braking is greatlyinfluenced by the condition of the tyres. Moderntyres aredesigned to give 30,000 miles or moreofgood service provided that
they areproperly maintained and thatthe car is drivenwith due care. Tyrepressures,too,are important -an
underinflated tyrewill quicklyheatupat speed andmayfail, leaving at best the problem of changingawheel or atworst a nasty accident involving other vehicles and people.
Although clutch, steering and brakes
wear slowly, it is best to have them checked beforealong journey.Itissurprising, for instance,howmuchdifference properly adjusted brakes canmaketothe stopping powerand safety of acar.
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