ROUTINE VEHICLE MAINTENANCE
Did you know that an average car has about 30,000 parts? Vehicles are complex systems that include mechanical, electronic, chemical, and hydraulic components. These components wear out over time, and without regular maintenance, you are at risk of breakdowns and costly and unexpected repairs. Routine repairs can cost you a few hundred dollars but can save you thousands. The first step to ensuring that your vehicle is regularly maintained is to follow a mileage-based maintenance schedule. Here is a analysis of the maintenance tasks that our trained mechanics at Speedy Muffler can perform on a regular basis:
Maintenance at 6,000 KM
You should send your vehicle in for routine maintenance every three to four months. Our service technicians will check and supplement all liquids in your vehicle. These include
- Cooling System
- Power Steering
- Windshield Washer
They will change the oil as well as replace the oil filter. Besides, our team will also inspect your tires and air pressure, exterior lights and wipers.
- Check and top up necessary fluids
- Oil & oil filter change
- Check tire pressure
- Check exterior lights
- Check windshield wipers
Maintenance at 24,000 KM
After 24,000 kilometers or a year, your vehicle should be maintained annually. This includes all routine tasks carried out at 6,000km plus additional inspections and maintenance. After a year, our experienced technicians check your wheel alignment and rotate and balance your tires.
They will also perform brake system service, including brake removal, cleaning and lubrication, and tuning. Another important annual maintenance task is to check and replace any air filters as necessary to ensure that the air entering the vehicle is clean. Finally, our mechanics will check your cooling system and check your transmission.
All maintenance tasks previously done at 6,000 km
- Wheel alignment
- Tire Balancing
- Brake Servicing
Maintenance at 48,000 KM
After about two years, do all the above maintenance as well as flushing and changing fluids. Our mechanics will also check your ignition system and spark plugs and replace them if necessary. They will also test your heating and air conditioning system and replace your fuel filter and PCV valve. At 48,000km, you should also check the airbag system and seat belts to keep you and your passengers safe.
- All maintenance tasks previously done at 6,000 km
- All maintenance tasks done at 24,000 km
- Fluid Replenishment
- Ignition system inspection
- Spark plug replacement if necessary
- Air conditioning systems testing
- Fuel filter replacement
- PCV valve replacement
- Airbag systems and seatbelts inspection
Maintenance at 96,000 KM
Finally, at the 96,000 km or 4 year mark, all previous maintenance tasks should be performed in addition to replacing potentially worn vehicle parts. These components include:
- Spark plugs
- Timing belt
- Hoses and belts
- Ignition cable
- After four years, you shall also look at having the injection system cleaned.
- All maintenance jobs previously performed at 6,000 km
- All maintenance jobs previously performed at 24,000 km
- All maintenance jobs previously performed at 48,000 km
- Timing belt replacement
- Spark plugs Replacement
- Replace ignition cable Replacement
- Replace hoses and belts Replacement
- Injection system cleaning
How to Keep up with routine maintenance ?
Ignoring the routine maintenance tasks required of your vehicle can be tempting to save your money, but a few hundred dollars can save you thousands of dollars in breakdowns and unplanned repairs. So contact us to schedule a repair appointment today! Let us help you keep your vehicle in affordable working condition.