For many South Africans, keeping our cars running for longer is very important. Prices of new cars are increasing every year, which means that buying a new car every few years is an expensive proposition. It is therefore very crucial to know how you can increase your car’s lifespan. Here are a few tips from Pace Auto Services to help you achieve that.
Maintain your car regularly
Looking after your car is one of the simplest ways you can make it last longer. Every car needs to be serviced on a regular basis. Most have suggested service intervals of between 15 000 and 30 000 km. Consult your car’s handbook for more information.
Your services typically alternate between minor services (check engine oil; change oil filters; check lights, brakes, and wipers) and major services (everything in a minor service plus changing the air filter, spark plugs/glow plugs, as well as other components and fluids that need it).
If you need your car to be serviced, let Pace Auto Services assist you with a minor or major service.
Do what you can yourself
Where possible, doing your own maintenance can save you a lot of money. However, this should only be for services you can perform competently and for which you have the correct equipment. Should you have any doubts or if you want to ensure that the best people are working on your beloved vehicle, book a service at the Pace Auto Services workshop, and relax while an auto technician sorts your vehicle out.
Should you need a rental vehicle while yours is in for repairs, consider renting a car from Pace Car Rental – the leaders in short and long term car rental in South Africa.
A careful driving style is not only a lot safer, but also can save you a lot on your wear and tear. Things such as aggressive braking and accelerating, harsh cornering, driving through potholes, and incorrectly loading your vehicle can all cause components to fail a lot faster. This leads to expensive repair costs down the line.
Need your car serviced? We can certainly help you! Give us a call now on 010 141 1790 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to speak to one of our professional consultants. You can also book your service online.