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A Mazda service carried out regularly by trained technicians is a great way to keep your car running well. A well cared for modern car doesn’t really ask for very much in the way of serious attention or ongoing maintenance. The cars that we drive today are very complex with plenty of onboard computing power. Getting the most out of these system requires an expert hand, but there are some more mundane tasks that you can do yourself. Taking on these maintenance tasks will help you to learn more about your car and help to keep it running well.
Examining Your Tyres
Many of us spend a great deal on fuel, the average here is $2000 per year according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. When tyres lose their pressure the amount of fuel used increases and maintaining the correct pressure is simple. Also, it’s vital that you don’t over inflate the tyre because this will increase the amount of wear. The correct tyre pressures for your Mazda car will be listed in your owner's manual. When you check your tyre pressures, make it a habit to perform a visual inspection on them. If you find any cuts or bulges, get the tyre replaced or repaired as soon as possible to avoid a blowout on the road.
Check Your Oil Levels
The oil in your car is like blood and how it performs can be an indicator of the overall health of the engine. If your fuel consumption changes suddenly or the oil is turning creamy, or it has a milky appearance and oil change is essential. An oil change will be a messy task that can be carried out during a service, and this will help to identify any potential issues. One thing that is easy to do at home is to check your oil level weekly and top it up if it’s too low. This routine will also help to identify potential issues, if you’re using a lot of oil each week, you may have an oil leak, and this can be confirmed by checking where you regularly park.
More Fluids to Check
There are other vital fluids that your car needs to keep working safely at optimal efficiency. There are three primary systems apart from oil; they are brake fluid, transmission fluid, and power steering fluid. All of these systems are designed to consume their respective fluids over time, and they need to be topped up periodically. The reservoirs are easy to find if you consult your owners manual and this will also give you essential information on the best fluids to use in your Mazda car.
If they are looking for a comprehensive professional Mazda service, Perth drivers should get in touch with us here at Melville Mazda. We have an official Mazda service centre staffed with technicians trained to work on Mazda cars. We only ever use genuine and approved parts in your car to ensure that it works as intended by Mazda. We can book your Mazda service for you online, and if you have any further questions, our team will be happy to help.