Spring is here in Melbourne. But as we all know Melbourne’s weather changes drastically every now and then. You look at the sun, plan your day and halfway through you meet heavy drizzling. Just another routine that we follow in Spring Season. In few months time by December we will hit another scorching summer season.
All these weather and environment changes also have an impact on our vehicles. The following are few tips for car owners to keep their vehicle in tune and up to the mark. This would add up so much value in your cars life and will make your life very easy whenever you are selling your car. Plus we also have to play our role in keeping the environment safe and clean and preserving our natural resources.
Engine Service – Tune up
We have to get regular engine service and tune-ups as mentioned in the car manual. Only one faulty spark plug can reduce engine oil consumption efficiency by up to 30%. Don’t wait for a miracle to happen! If you are having a hard starting problem, or stalling problem or the car is having a rough idle state. Straight away have your car checked up by a good mechanic.
Timely engine oil change is really important for your car. It not only increase the car’s life but also improves fuel efficiency. Otherwise, smoke emission and breakdowns are something which we see on regular basis for the cars. That means your car is not maintained properly. Oil filters should also be changed regularly and for the rural suburbs where the weather a bit dusty regular change of air, fuel and PCV filters. Do an oil change earlier if you regularly make extended trips with extra load on the car.
A marginally operating car air conditioner have a higher probability to fail in the summers. Get it serviced by authorised mechanics only! Air conditioners contain ozone-damaging chemicals and poor handling of service can be a cause of its release in the atmosphere. We all know the side-effects of that.
Coolant should be fully drained and refilled after every 24 months, it’s highly recommended to maintain the levels and keeping the radiator clean. Overheating is the main reason of summer breakdowns and cost of getting it repaired from there can be huge. We can avoid this by a regular checkup of coolant level in your cars.
Car batteries are another factor which can cause huge trouble for you. Maintenance of battery includes cleaning off corrosion from terminals and battery posts and tightening up the cables. Loose cables can cause battery drainage.
Change your tires timely, as poor quality tires can burst at high speeds, causing great damage. Regular checkup of tire pressures is highly recommended especially in summers as both high and low air pressures are bad for the tires. Also, avoid hitting tires on curbs and speeding through the breakers as it could damage the thread and weaken the tire.
Time to sell your car
Even very carefully maintained cars have a certain life, but there are certain scenarios which you shouldn’t ignore, such as car value loss and major mechanical and electrical faults which can take up more money than swapping your car.
Your engine and transmission are two most critical parts of your car. Every private car buyer checks this two first thing while making a decision, as getting these fixed can take some serious amount of investment. If you feel there are certain issues, like vibration, jerks, stalling and extra smoke which is not getting better even after service of your old car, then it is the right time to lay it off.
If you meet a car accident in which either your car is written off or you have to spend more than AUD 2000 in repair. Don’t think twice, sell the car and buy a new one.
The car has done more than 200K KMs on the clock, especially small cars. For a big car, the threshold is around 250 K KMs. No private owner will bid for your car, no matter how good the condition is. It will be considered as cars with less road life.
Your car model is too old and the car brand is not in demand in Melbourne, VIC region, such as American or Chinese cars. In this case, the more you wait, the less cash you would get for it. For absolutely fit car the price would get stagnant for a certain number of year but after that, it will fall drastically. So for a foreign brand car which has wear and tear, there is no point of keeping it for long.
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