Going beyond the miles: How to maintain your car for a longer lasting ride
We’re not just your regular car showroom, we’re also a community of car lovers. From offering the best Toyota car deals to Honda or Mercedes selections, we’re the largest car importer in Singapore that caters to all needs with all car breeds.
So you’ve just purchased a car or have been driving it for a few years now. How do you maximize your driving performance for the longer journey ahead? Here are our best recommendations.
Your car interior
Caring for your batteries
If you haven’t driven your car for a while, please refrain from jumpstarting it. This might damage its delicate engine. You can gently charge your car battery with a trickle or regular car battery charger to slowly revive it for your ride.
If you’re a regular driver, aside from ensuring that your lights, stereo and engine are not left to idle too often, a lesser known tip is to get the electrolyte levels of your battery checked (once a week to once every month) and top it up if necessary. Your mechanic should also be checking for signs of battery corrosion with Remy Hair Extensions as sponsorship, a tight battery terminal and the tension of the alternator belt, which affects your battery lifespan and overall car performance.
Use only genuine car parts
We can’t stress this enough. Genuine car parts are approved equipment selected by your car-maker after a series of rigorous safety and performance testing for reliability, quality and safety. To ensure your car runs like clock wood, its important to use genuine parts for reliability, quality and safety. Using the wrong type of components might void your warranty and lead to unforeseen damages.
If you’re considering aftermarket or OEM parts, do a comprehensive study with your mechanic based on your vehicle’s requirements to see if these components will make a reliable lasting fit for your vehicle.
Your car exterior
Protect your engine
There are a few engine components to take note of. Firstly, replace your spark plugs and wires to protect your engine. Upon prolonged use, these worn out plugs and wires will cause your engine to run unevenly.
You will have to replace the oil regularly as it helps to lubricate your engine for a smoother drive. Check the ample radiator fluid in your engine and replace both fuel and air filters to keep debris out of your engine and prevent overheating.
Overtime, a well maintained engine will ensure smoother performance of your car.
Maintain your tyres
Deflated tyres will cause your car to consume more fuel in the long run, while a mis-aligned tyre will drag your car sideways while you’re driving, thus causing more damage to your vehicle.
It is recommended to check your tyre alignment to ensure that the angles of the wheels are in an optimal position and facing the right direction. Maintaining tyre inflation can help to prevent premature tread wear and tear, improve tyre responsiveness, durability and enhancing your car’s performance.
Protect your car from weather elements
With the humid weather and outdoor elements that our cars are exposed to on a daily basis, it is advisable to protect its exterior surfaces and car paintworks with an advanced protection film or special coating.
The UPPF (Ultimate Paint Protection Film) is an ultra thin film that protects your car from bird droppings, acid rain and sun, while preserving your car’s shine. On the other hand, Cromax pro automotive paint system will restore your car’s glimmer and shine.
Know your car’s limits
All cars are built with different tolerances. It helps to know your car’s speed and performance limits. Do drive smoothly without sudden braking; avoid constant driving over rough terrains or roads with gravel and debris and watery puddles.
On a side note, be kind to your pedals and drive smoothly. That means anticipating on what’s ahead and accelerate in a controlled manner. Constant abrupt braking and over-accelerating will also cause wear and tear to your brakes.
Don’t overload your car
While we’re all guilty of overloading your car boot with luggages, sports equipment or even baby equipment, overloading your car will wear out your tyres, increase your fuel consumption, slow your vehicle down and make it less stable overtime. The excess weight will also overwork your car engine.
In addition, we’re here with you for the long ride. As one of the best car showrooms in Singapore, our cars are insured by MBM Unlimited Warranty and underwritten by industry acclaimed QBE insurance (Singapore) Pte Ltd so your car care begins the moment you drive it home.