15 IMPORTANT THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW IF YOU WANT TO HAVE YOUR OWN CAR

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Nowadays, we could see that cars are the most widely used vehicles on the road. However, not all car users seems to have knowledge on car maintenance.

Here, we're gonna list you 15 important things you need to know if you are considering to have your own car.

1.Engine Oil

Mineral engine oil need to be changed for every journey that has reached 5000km or every 3 months. This is different with using synthetic engine oil that could cover from 7500km to 10000km before changing to the new engine oil

2.Oil Filter

For engine oil filter, it is usually changed together with the engine oil as it based on the type of engine oil used. Mineral engine oil need to be changed for every journey that has reached total 5000km or every 3 months while synthetic engine oil that could cover from 7500km to 10000km.

3.Spark Plug

Spark plug need to be changed after travelling 20000km based on the travel journey guide. However, it won't be a problem if it is being used up to 30000km till 40000km as it is not too critical. But, once it exceeds 40000km, the electrode would start thinning.

4.Car Battery

Car battery need to be changed after 18 months up to 2 years depending on the style of usage. If frequent refilling of distilled water of the battery is made, it can last up to 2 years.

5.Timing Belt

Timing belt should be replaced depending on the type of vehicles used. Certain car users made a mistake by changing the timing belt only after 60000km journey although it is still in good condition.

6.Clutch Plate

For your information, clutch plate is rarely being replaced unless the car starts showing clutch slipping symptoms while driving

7.Air Filter

Air filter need to be changed every 20000km. However, for K&N air filter user, you do not have to change them as you can just clean them up.

8.Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF)

ATF is used by the automatic transmission car and need to be changed every 20000km. If it is left unreplaced after 30000km, it can caused damage to the gearbox and could lead to a great amount of cost in repairing it.

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9.Gear Oil

Gear oil is for the manual transmission car and need to be changed every 60000km.

10.Brake fluid & Power Steering Fluid

Brake fluid & power steering fluid need to be replaced every 60000km.

11.Radiator Coolant

Brake fluid & power steering fluid need to be replaced every 60000km.

12.Air-cond Belt/Alternator Belt

This belt need to be changed together with the timing belt.

13.Maintenance Schedule

In easing the car user in car maintenance, a regular scheduled maintenance need to be done.

14.Water Pump

It is replaced when the it is time to change the timing belt for the second time. Timing belt should be opened first if you want to change the water pump. Therefore, it is better to do it at the same time to avoid additional charge

15.Top Overhaul

Normally, top overhaul is not required on cars that has been used for less than 7 years or 20000km

Hence, as a car owner or soon to be car owner, you should not only have a driver's license, but also need to have some knowledge on your car maintenance

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