For Petrol cars, Regular service carried out at scheduled intervals majorly and must comprise of:
Engine Oil Replacement.
Engine oil filter Replacement.
For Diesel cars however, in addition to the above, Diesel filter is also required to be replaced at every service interval.
Air filter is replaced if required. Generally, in India people go for a cleaning of Air Filter at alternate intervals. Coolant level and Brake Fluid level is checked and topped up if required at all service intervals.
Apart from the above-mentioned thumb rules, some additional jobs are also to be done as per schedule prescribed in owner’s manual of the car. Every 2 years brake fluid and coolant are replaced and brake bleeding is performed on the car. Power steering oil is required to be replaced every 60000km in cars. These interval duration for power steering oil, coolant and brake fluid are different for different cars. In some cars there is no need to replace power steering oil as the oil is not used in the car.
Timing belt is another component that will need replacement at 80000km in cars too. This belt is not to be confused with the fan belts that can be seen from outside. This schedule is also different for different cars and some cars do not need this as they are fitted with maintenance free chains or belts.
Transmission oil is replaced every 40000kms for many cars but it is an unfortunate practice to skip it during service as it is not having a dip stick to quickly check the level.
One well known fact about cars is that a car has so many parts. Once you start a car it comes to life and is prepared to haul you on the express way in comfort. All the while since the time the engine is started there is fire in the heart of the car engine contained between the metal walls, and that fire converts in to moving power.
After the car gives out power it is left with all the residual heat to be dissipate to atmosphere. If this heat does not get dissipated the buildup of heat will cause total collapse of the engine. Same is the case with all moving parts which will wear and tear in process of delivering the power.
The parts that wear and tear out over time like timing chain, need replacement when they reach service limit. The engine oil on the other hand is subjected to both heat and deposits from the wearing metal parts. A large quantity of combustion residues are deposited in to the engine oil. As the accumulation increases the ability of oil to reduce friction reduces and it itself starts to damage the metal on the inside wall of the engine.
All these parts are replaced based on pre-determined schedule during a regular service. The schedule is designed to utilize the parts or fluids to the maximum without causing any damage to the engine or the respective major assemblies.
To get good performance from the car regular service should be done as prescribed at specified intervals. As the mechanical complexity of the car increases the number of serviceable parts also increase. In a rear wheel drive car for example the differential oil also needs to be checked and replaced as per schedule.
In addition to these there are other parts that also wear but may be replaced as and when needed and they are not included in the service schedule. These are tyres, clutch, brake pads and the like.
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