How often should I service my car, is such a common question and one that has many answers depending on who you talk to! Car service schedules can depend on the make and model of your vehicle as well as the age and driving conditions it is subjected to. Some log books even drag it out to every 15 000 klm! As a general rule though, coming from a local brisbane mechanic who has been in the industry for over 30 years, I strongly recommend you should have your car serviced every 5000 klm or every 4 – 6 months. You’ll be amazed at how quickly you can rack up the kilometers and even if you don’t do a lot of driving it pays to have your car serviced at least every six months to be sure there are no small issues which may need your attention.
Most people don’t realise that not only does your car use oil and coolant but these fluids also age and lose effectiveness, and it’s not just your oil and coolant either, brake and clutch fluids as well as transmission and diff oils do the exact same. What does this mean for your car? Well with these fluids not doing their job effectively it can mean wear and tear on engines , transmissions and cooling systems which can result in major repairs and costs! So, the easiest way to avoid any major problems with your car is service every 5000 klm or at least every 4 – 6 months! Your car and your wallet will love you for it!