Do you want a vehicle that performs at its best all year round? Well, in order for this to happen, a little work has to go into it. Check and test these maintenance procedures to ensure your vehicle performs at its optimal best.
It is good to check all fluids in your vehicle such as the engine oil, power steering, windshield washer solvent as well as brake and transmission fluids. If your hoses and belts are brittle and cracked it is best to replace these as soon as possible to avoid further damage to your vehicle. Keep an eye on your battery connection; ensure it is clean, tight and corrosion-free.
It is a good idea to check your brake system annually; you can get it inspected when you visit the garage when filling up for petrol. It is also good to check all linings, rotors and drums of this. If your exhaust system sounds out of the norm, it is probably time to change it. If you find any leaks or broken supports you will need to replace this completely.
Schedule a tune-up to ensure your engine delivers the best balance of power and fuel economy and produce the lowest level of emissions. It is also best to check your air-conditioning, ventilation and heating. Inspect your steering and suspension system. Annual changes of shock absorbers, struts and chassis parts will allow your vehicle to perform smoothly without fail.
Lastly, it is best to check your tyres for any punctures or for the correct pressure; uneven wear indicates a need for wheel alignment. Tyres should also be checked for bulges and bald spots. When you check your tyres, be sure to check your wipers and lighting for any worn out blades and broken bulbs.