The Skoda Fabia wagon is a fantastically engineered car, but like any piece of complex equipment, it will need occasional maintenance. Professional regular servicing can keep your car running well, make your car more fuel efficient and help to maintain your car’s value for a future resale. However, there are some maintenance tasks that everyone can carry out to keep their car running well. We have put together this list of three maintenance mistakes that you need to avoid.
- Not Checking Tyre Pressures
The tyre pressures on any car need to be checked regularly to make sure that they are inflated to the correct pressure. A flat tyre can compromise your safety, but there are other reasons that you want to keep an eye on your tyres. When a tyre is under inflated, you will use more fuel for no good reason, and over the months these costs can really add up. The correct tyre pressures are listed in your owner’s manual, and they should always be checked with a pressure gauge. Resist the urge to eyeball your tyre pressures, looks can be deceiving, and you’re unlikely to make an accurate assessment.
- Failing to Change the Oil
Oil is in many ways the lifeblood of your car and regular oil changes are essential. The average oil change interval for a modern car is approximately 12,500km, and on older cars, it would be every 5,000km. If old motor oil is left in the engine for too long, it will break down into a sludge that settles at the bottom of the engine. This oily mess can damage your engine leading to an expensive repair bill. An oil change is relatively easy to carry out yourself with a little preparation, or you can get your oil changed when you get your car professionally serviced.
- Not Examining the Brakes
Inspecting the brakes is a job for a mechanic and getting new brake pads can be expensive. However, if the brake pads are left to wear down for too long, the rotators can become damaged, and this is far more expensive to fix. A mechanic will be needed to properly evaluate the condition of your brakes, but there are some signs to look out for that your brakes need expert attention. If you notice that your braking is less responsive or the car pulls to one side when braking, there may be a problem. Likewise, you may notice some vibration when applying the brakes or even some strange grinding, clicking or growling noises. If you notice any of these early signs, get your brakes checked.
If they are looking for Skoda Fabia wagon, Perth based drivers should get in touch with us at Skoda Perth. We offer a large choice of new, demo and used cars available for sale, including the new Skoda Fabia wagon models. Join us for a test drive, and you can try out the Fabia for yourself. If you need to finance your next car purchase, you will discover that our rates are extremely favourable and the repayments will be tailored to suit your needs. Our sales team is standing by to advise you on our latest hot deals, and they will be happy to answer any other questions that you may have.