The car breakdown is a nightmare for every driver. before this, you need to be proactive about keeping the car healthy and long run. In this article, we will explain the importance of scheduled car maintenance and guidelines.
You can find many vehicle maintenance schedules available online, will provide the exact timelines, that you can mark in your calendar. The time-based schedule is easy to track but most of the career drivers, driven 1000 miles above each month. In this case, some parts on your car may be overdue on their maintenance, by the time calendar send you a reminder.
Before following the general car maintenance schedule, we recommend to check the owner’s manual, it provides more specific maintenance guidelines for your car model.
Some routine checkups that Uber, Lyft and delivery drivers must do frequently. These routine checkups help you to find the unexpected damages, breakdowns causes and protect the most valuable parts of your vehicles.
End of each week takes a look at your:
Double-check that your tires not damaged throughout the week of driving. And tires approach six-year age, keep checking on the tread depth, isn’t too low by sticking a penny upside down into the tire’s groove. If the full head is visible, you will need to switch the tires.
Compare the owner’s manual tire pressure with your current tire pressure, and deflate or inflate with an air compressor if necessary. It will help you out with flat tires and blowouts.
Windshield Wiper Fluid:
The windshield wiper reservoir should be at least half full. If it does not add the washer fluid to fill the line. Also, make sure the wiper blades are working fine too.
Make sure the interior and exterior lights should all working fine. At the time of turn signals start blinking faster than usual, keep eye on it. Because light might go soon.
Ensure that engine oil levels between the two notches on the lower side, then add or remove engine oil as needed. Also, motor oil is tea or amber-colored shade, it hints a need for more maintenance.
Engine Oil and Filter:
Your vehicle is after 2013, or if your car takes only pure synthetic oil, you may able to get away the oil changes every 5000 miles or later. For this check your Owner’s manual for the best solution.
In addition to the wiper fluid, it needs to check the transmission and power steering fluids. Take the fluid dipstick and ensure it reached the line. Do the same with your power steering fluid.
Check the Exhaust System and Signs:
Check the exhaust pipe is not dangling on the ground, leaking and making sounds when on.
You need to check the conditions of the following make sure clean and looking for a crack or damage.
1. Engine air filter
2. Engine hoses
4. Battery and Cables
5. Nuts and Bolts
Car maintenance needs to be completed biannually (Before Summer and Winter). Rideshare drivers must be more de diligent to make up for their severe driving, complete the following tasks after 6000 miles.
Lubricate the car chassis:
Some auto mechanics will provide the chassis lubrication in your oil change if you choose the right package.
Tires will last longer if they’re evenly worn down. Because front tires typically get worn faster, it’s important to get tire rotations once in a while to prevent a faster replacement than necessary.
Make sure your brake fluid level sits between the minimum and maximum lines. Add if you needed.
Spark Plug and Wires:
Ensure your spark plug and wires are working in good conditions. These things need to change every 30,000 miles only.
Check your coolant level, if it low, fill the engine coolant up to the maximum fill line.
If you need to extend your battery life of its full five years, you need to clean the terminals to remove the dust and grime. Because it will prevent the battery to perform better..!
Maintenance tasks are completed annually, should be completed every 12000 miles by on-demand drivers. The large scale tasks are completed by your mechanic with a single appointment. Make sure the following things will be completed after 12000 miles,
Make sure the complete braking system checkups, includes brake pad wear, replacing if needed, and do an in-depth check of the total brake systems.
Full Ac system checkup, professional will help you check your refrigerant levels, leakages and perform the full tune up’s.
While you only need to do while alignment every two or three years once. Ask the professional to double-check the alignments. It also needs to inspect your steering and suspension system to improve the safety.
Old vehicles may be needed an engine tune-up for 12000 miles. But new vehicles are eligible to go at least for 25000 miles.
Ensuring the routine maintenance checkup on your vehicles, by following the car maintenance schedule, you won’t face the unexpected break down’s and damages to your vehicle’s. Ultimately it will reduce the expense and make the vehicle on the road for the long run.
If you are Uber, Lyft Rideshare driver or Delivery services, your car maintenance doesn’t stop at keeping the vehicle safe and running..!