Car maintenance is important for making sure your vehicle performs to its full potential. No car accessory or part is made to last forever, and there are a number of reasons why some parts break or simply wear out.
The actual schedule of car maintenance varies depending on the Year/Make/Model of a car and its driving conditions and driver behavior. Car makers recommend the so-called extreme or the ideal service schedule based on impact parameters. You can detect many common vehicle problems by using your senses. Your normal routine should include checking the area around your car for leaks, listening for strange noises, noticing a difference in handling, or even the smelling of unusual odors. The more you know about your vehicle the more likely you’ll be able to detect and have minor problems repaired before they turn into something MAJOR! Preventive maintenance activities include partial or complete overhauls at specified periods of 30, 60 and 90K, oil changes, lubrication and so on. In addition, workers can record equipment deterioration so they know to replace or repair worn parts before they cause system failure. The ideal preventive maintenance program would prevent all equipment failure before it occurs.
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