CMH Nissan Pietermaritzburg prides itself on sharing information that is helpful to all our buyers – BUT if you are a first-time car buyer, this one is for YOU! Purchasing a vehicle may be easy, but the upkeep of a vehicle is something to invest your time, effort, and money into for the long run. Think long-term! As you do your best to take care of yourself, your car also requires an inspection to keep running without operational disruptions. It is vital to remember that a well-maintained vehicle is more reliable, cost-effective and SAFE!
Here are a few tips we put together to assist you on your safe car journey:
CHECK YOUR TYRE PRESSURE!
Numerous modern vehicles come with a tyre pressure monitoring system, but it does not hurt to periodically check your tyre pressure manually -especially before any long trip. This can be done when filling fuel. Driving on under-inflated tyres, wear faster, wastes fuel, and lowers the handling and comfort of your vehicle. It is crucial to ensure that your car’s tyres are properly inflated – you can find this information inside the owner’s manual, on the driver’s door jamb, glovebox, or fuel-filler door. If you are purchasing a new set for your car, make sure to ask your tyre manufacturer.
CHECK YOUR CAR BATTERY!
Your car battery is one of the most important components required for it to function. The car’s battery is responsible for providing a large amount of electrical current for the starter, engine, and other electronic fixtures in the vehicle. Extreme temperatures can affect the performance of the battery – so regular battery testing will ensure that the battery is performing efficiently.
CHANGE YOUR WINDSHIELD WIPER BLADES
Windshield wipers may seem like a small component to your vehicle, but it plays a critical role in your driving and your overall safety. The windshield wiper arms move across the windshield to create the highest level of road visibility. Having a clean windscreen is vital, if not cleaned regularly this could result in an accident. At Nissan PMB – we generally recommend changing your wiper blades as part of your regular maintenance routine every six months to a year, depending on weather conditions.
CHECK YOUR CAR OIL
Oil changes help to reduce and remove any excess dirt that can build-up in your engine. Oil is seen as the lifeblood of a motor vehicle – it keeps several components of the engine working efficiently. Routinely checking and changing your car’s oil is crucial to keeping the engine running in good condition. We recommend checking your oil each month and changing it as directed in the car’s manual. Fortunately, getting your oil changed is one of the least expensive auto maintenance services your car needs – so get to it!
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