Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Simple Ways Of Car Servicing

A car, just like human beings, require regular check up and good maintenance for it to last longer and to provide good services. Car servicing is a series of maintenance procedures carried out at an interval or when the vehicle has traveled a definite distance. The service intervals are specific by the vehicle manufacturer during a service schedule. A few fashionable cars show the date for future service electronically on the control board.

Servicing could be an essential side of car maintenance, because it ensures that your automotive runs with efficiency and dependably. And if you're employing a vehicle for industrial functions, it's essential that you simply perceive the intricacies of union, together with sourcing for manufacturer-recommended spare elements, oil and lubes.

Many people just assume that their vehicle maintenance has to be restricted to professionals. This is not always the case. You can still service your car, without the help of an expert. Different models are serviced differently. However, there are common ways of servicing applied to all models.


The basic car servicing techniques includes:
i) Tire rotation
ii) Tire pressure
iii) Oil change
iv) Checking fluid levels


1) Remove the tire
The first step of tire rotation during car servicing is removing the tire. The materials used in this step are the air impact wrench, and a car jack. If vehicle isn't still jacked up yet, jack vehicle on, in order that each tires is lifted up enough from the ground. You should use the air impact wrench along with the socket to get rid of all lug kookier from each tires. Lift off each tire and put them aside.

2) Checking the breaks
The tool used to check the breaks is called a car jack. Once you have removed the tires, it is important that you check the break pad so as to ensure that plenty of pad is left. This will ensure your safety since breaks controls the movement of your car.

3) Rotate the tire
Here, rotate the tires and put them back on Tools needed to rotate the tire are air impact wrench, and a car jack. When rotating the tires, move the back tire to the front and the front tire to the back. Do this by placing the tires on the lug of the lug of your cay, then screw the nuts back on the lug and lastly, let off the jack from the car. Repeat the same procedure on the other side of your car tire pressure.

The tools needed for checking tire pressure are air nozzle and tire pressure gauge. First, check on the tire to find out the desired PSI that your tyres should be inflated to. Be keen to be sure to avoid bursting out of the tires. Use the pressure gauge in checking the pressure in all the four tires. If in need, use the air nozzle for inflating the tire. Make sure not to exceed the PSI of your car tires.


Changing the oil involves the following steps.

1) Buy the oil and filter.
Re-visit your car's manual so as to see the kind of oil to buy and how to get. Purchase this oil at your native motorcar spare parts store. In the store, be sure to determine the best filter for your car.

2) Warm up the vehicle and then jack it up
Here, a car jack will be needed to lift up the vehicle. Start up the vehicle and allow the engine to heat up. The engine temperature gauge should raise up to a quarter. The reason for heating up the engine is to allow this car oil to drain faster. It also allow the thick goop which is quite bad for the engine to come out. Kindly find a place on the vehicle's frame; preferably, jack it higher so as to fit beneath it while on a creeper.

3) Drain the old oil
Materials needed for this exercise includes oil pan, creeper, wrench and rags. Using the manual of your car, locate the position of the oil plug. Once you have located it, place the oil pan under its plug to catch the oil. Be careful to avoid spilling over of the oil. Next, remove the oil plug using the rightly sized wrench. This will prevent destruction of the oil plug. After the oil has stopped flowing, wipe the surface clean and the put the oil plug in Don't forget to tighten the oil plug securely using the right sized wrench.

4) Changing the oil filter.
The tools used in this step are oil filter wrench, oil pan, oil, rags and a new oil filter. Check on the manual to locate the position of the oil filter, that's normally close to the oil plug. After locating it, unscrew it using the oil filter wrench and the rag. Place the old filter in the pan with the drained old oil. Then, locate the 0- ring found on the new oil filter. Be sure to lubricate it using some of this new oil. This will reduce the rate of wear and tear due to friction. Finally, screw the new oil filter on hand-tight.

5) Adding new oil
Here, you will require the following tools: oil and funnel. First, locate and then remove engine oil cap. Secondly. Put the predetermined amounts of oil in the engine using the funnel. Then, replace engine oil cap. Remember to start the vehicle to enable the oil to run through all the parts of the engine. Using a dipstick, kindly check the oil levels to ensure that they are correct. Having followed the above steps, the changing oil procedure will be complete.


1) Find a lever or button to open your car's bonnet.
2) Checking power steering fluid. Kindly make sure that the power steering fluid is always between the maximum and minimum indicators on the power steering bottle.
3) Window washer. Fill the bottle with water almost to the brim.
4) Radiator coolant. NOTE: Do not open the coolant when the engine temperatures are very high. After the engine has cooled down, gently remove the coolant cap to check whether it is on the minimum or the maximum. Act accordingly.

5) Checking your oil level. There is usually a bright colored loop near the top of the engine on either sides of the car attached to a long tube. It is called a dipstick. Remove it and wipe it clean using a piece of a cloth. Insert it in the engine and remove it again. You will see a wet mark on the stick. If the mark corresponds to that of the reverse side of the stick, it is a clear indication of the amount of oil in your engine.


May we take care of our cars since they are equally importance as our other possessions. These basic car servicing techniques will help you save a lot in terms of finances and your car will last longer.