It depends on how you drive. If your engine still produces (or almost always produces) a charge, and you do not drive too fast and you maintain the lower engine speed, the manufacturer's recommendation is probably quite high. However, if you are driving at high speeds, then you may want to change the oil more often, possibly at intervals of 3,000 kilometers (given that most manufacturers specify intervals of 6000 km.) If you do not drive much (about 10 000 km per year), it is advised to change the oil every six months. If you keep your car inside during the winter, it is recommended to change the oil when you go out in the spring or summer.
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Most cars need a regular tune up each year and require significant maintenance every 60 000 km.
This technique is recommended for some cars, but not for others. Several factors can indicate whether tire rotation is necessary, such as independent suspension. To be certain, ask your automotive professional.
Most likely, a pinging noise coming from your engine indicates timing problems. Sometimes the noise is caused by poor quality gasoline or gasoline with low octane. This can cause damage. We strongly advise you to have your vehicle inspected by a professional.
The car should be checked out externally. Not having a car checked out by a professional before buying can cost you dearly. The cost of the check-up is comparatively low, and always gives more ammunition buyer to negotiate the vehicle price when buying. Money spent to check out a used car is money well spent.
Most manufacturers recommend replacing belts and conduction systems every four years. V-belts must be replaced every three years or every 60 000 km. Wear increases sharply after the fourth year for conduction systems and the third year for belts. The typical lifespan of the serpentine belt is about five years or 75 000 km. Serpentine belts are thinner and more flexible than V-belts. They run cooler and last longer, but are around twice as expensive to replace.
A full check of the braking system is done to restore performance to its original state. Which brake components will be replaced obviously depends on their life expectancy, mileage and wear. A complete brake job should begin with a thorough inspection of the braking system: drums, discs and pads, calipers and wheel cylinders, brake components, hoses, brake lines and master cylinder.
Overheating can be caused by loss of coolant, which prevents the cooling system from evacuating the heat, or causes excess heat in the engine itself:
Unusual sounds are often masked by the noise of highway driving. However, they are very good indicators that something is not right. Some sounds are easily identifiable.
Strange "hiccups" when driving can indicate a problem with the fuel system. Uneven tire air pressure will cause hiccups when braking. However, stronger jolts when braking are a sign of suspension trouble.