A Guide to Proper Car Care


Your car is an essential part of your life, as well as being a considerable investment, and in order for it to perform as it should, your car needs some TLC. Vehicle maintenance is part and parcel of car ownership, and regular servicing ensures that the many systems that make up your car are all running properly.

Engine Maintenance

The very heart of your car, the engine demands a high level of maintenance, which would include the following:

  • Engine oil change– This would be at every 5-8,000 miles, depending on the make and model of the vehicle. The oil and air filter should also be replaced every oil change.
  • Tyres, steering and suspension– All need to be inspected regularly, and when tyre tread depth is less than 1.6mm, they should be replaced.

General Vehicle Well-Being

In order to keep your car clean and tidy, visit the affordable car detailing services in Plymouth, where a generous helping of care and attention for both inside and out, making sure the passenger section is spotlessly clean and smelling fresh. Without regular cleaning, the bodywork will become stained, and bird droppings can seriously damage car paintwork, and with a weekly wash and detail, your investment will always be in good condition.

Service According to the Owner’s Manual

The owner’s manual is like bible to the motorist, and in the rear section is the servicing details, which stipulates two things:

  1. When the car is serviced– There are specific mileage points when the car should be serviced.
  2. What each service entails– brake pads, for example, would need to be replaced at roughly 50,000 miles, depending on how the car is driven, and the manual would tell you what needs to be included in every service.

Taking care of your car ensures reliable motoring, and with regular valeting, the interior will always look immaculate.