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How to service a car a simple checklist and tips.
Article :How to service a car a simple checklist and tips.
How to service a car a simple checklist and tips.

Every 10,000 kms

-Change engine oil & oil filter.
-Check and top-up all fluids (coolant, power steering, brake, transmission etc.)
-Clean K&N air filter (best done at 7,500 km mark)
-Wheel rotation, balancing & alignment. Check condition (include spare wheel)
-Check and adjust all belts. Replace if any are cracked / worn out.
-Check all hose pipes. Replace if any are cracked / worn out.
-Check wiper blades & adjust washer nozzles.
-Check all lights.
-Check / service battery.
-Complete cleaning and waxing of the car.

Annually OR Every 20,000 kms

-Radiator flush & engine coolant change.
-Replace wiper blades.
-Replace fuel filter.
-Check and clean brakes.
-Check brake hoses and lines.
-Check spark plugs.
-Check engine idle settings (speed & CO).
-Check clutch release arm travel.
-Check suspension (include dampers, bushings, tie-rod ends etc.).
-Check steering gearbox & boots.
-Check driveshaft boots.

Every Two years / 30,000 kms

-Change transmission / gear / differential oil. Some 4x4’s may require this on an annual basis.
-Brake line bleeding and fluid change.
-Change power steering fluid.
-Replace spark plugs.
-Clean fuel injectors.
-Clean / adjust throttle body.
-Check distributor cap, roter and ignition wiring.
-Check PCV valve.
-Check ignition timing.
-Check valve clearance and adjustment
-Complete air-con service.
-Check brake pads. Replacement may be necessary, especially for German cars.

Every 60,000 kms

-Change timing belt / balancer. Water pump replacement recommended.
-Revamp suspension (some cars may require this earlier).
-Change all drive belts.
-Change all hose pipes.
-Change K&N air filter?
-Check status of clutch plate and related parts.
-Check condition of engine mounts. May need replacement in some cars.

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