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The Mazda BT-50 is a tough ute that isn’t afraid to get dirty to get serious work done. However, it also spans the gap between a ute and an SUV to give you a valid family vehicle for family adventures at the weekend. Despite its fierce reputation the BT-50 still requires regular maintenance to keep it working within Mazda factory standards. Although getting a service carried out can be an inconvenience there are some great benefits to enjoy.
How Can a Regular Service Help?
When your vehicle is regularly serviced, a Mazda factory trained mechanic will be able to get a good look at the vehicle. Minor issues can be detected and easily fixed before they develop into more serious problems. A vehicle is a complex system with mechanical, electrical and electronic parts that need to work in harmony. When a part in your vehicle is worn or starting to fail it can have a knock on effect and other parts will be affected. A regular service will extend the life of your engine and prevent excessive wear on your moving parts. This is particularly true if you cover a lot of kilometres in an average month. Servicing also help to maintain roadworthiness and improve the safety of your vehicle. All this extra attention will also help improve your resale value.
How Often is a Service Required?
The frequency of servicing can vary a little between manufacturers and specific models. The best resource to ensure you stick to your regular car servicing times is the logbook in the glovebox. As a general rule of thumb, a car should be serviced at least annually or 10 - 15,000 km since the last servicing visit. Whichever comes first, pick a date and get the vehicle booked in for a service. At the very least you can expect a full oil change, and a check on your brakes and tyres to ensure that the vehicle is safe to drive. There are usually two types of service to choose from; they are a minor and a major service. The intervals between a major service visit are longer, and you can usually fit two minor services into the same period. When a servicing interval has been chosen, it should be followed even after the end of the warranty period to increase the longevity of the vehicle.
Essential Maintenance Tasks
Even a novice mechanic can carry out routine work on a modern vehicle. There are certain components, such as light globes, tyres, the battery and windscreen wipers that can fail between servicing visits. These should be checked once per month and while you’re at it, check the fluid levels and tyre pressures.
If they are looking to service their Mazda BT-50, Perth based ute drivers should get in touch with us here. Our technicians are Mazda factory trained to work on your Mazda BT-50, and we only ever use genuine or approved parts. This ensures that your ute will be kept working within the manufacturer's tolerances. Our team is standing by to advise you on the latest Mazda BT-50 price, and they would be happy to answer any other questions that you may have.