Extended Vehicle Service Periods

EXTENDED SERVICE PERIODS

Manufacturers are extending service intervals, probably to lower advertised service costs. This is not desirable if you intend to keep your car for more than just a few years.

If most of your vehicle trips are less than 20 km. your vehicle log book will probably recommend additional services.

Regular oil changes are important! This is what happens if you don’t service your car on a regular basis.

Carbon and sludge build due to lack of regular oil changes.

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This engine is about to seize, the oil galleries are blocked and there is little or no oil pressure.

Once these deposits have build up to this extent, it can only be properly cleaned by completely stripping the engine. This can cost thousands of dollars, negating any savings you have made by not servicing regularly.

Scenarios’ that can cause this sludge build up:

15,000 km. Service intervals. Some manufacturers recommend this, but our experience shows that with these longer service intervals, there will be significant carbon build up in your engine by the time the vehicle has traveled 100,000 km. Not a large mileage for a modern motor vehicle.

If most of your vehicle trips are less than 20 km. your vehicle log book will probably recommend additional services.

Missed services:

We recommend services at 7500 km or 6 months whichever occurs first.

This will keep your engine clean and reliable and your vehicle safe and well maintained.

 

Pete’s Garage offer the following services and more upon request:

Brake Service, Clutch Replacement, Driveshaft Repairs, Engine Tuning, Suspension, Exhaust, Gearbox and Differential Oil Levels, Tyres Wheel Balancing & Wheel Alignment, All Fluid Levels, Cooling System Radiator Hoses & Coolant, Headlight Restoration & Vehicle Lights, Windscreen Wipers and Washers, Vehicle Road Test, General Repairs, Log Book Servicing, Pre-Purchase Inspections, Safety Certificates, Timing Belt Replacement.

Contact us today on 07 3266 9637 to make a booking or enquiry.