Save money on expensive repairs

Jitendra Bothra
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When it comes to car maintenance, there’s no time like the present.
Simple checks, that you can do yourself, save you from major inconveniences down the road. The key is to do them routinely.

Periodic checks can prevent bigger issues that lead to your car breaking down. Saving you not only from the hassle & the mental stress but also the significant repair costs. Additionally, you'll avoid towing charges & the cost of renting a car in the meantime.

  1. Do not ignore ‘small’ warning signs
    Minor changes in vibrations or noises might not seem like a big deal, but these shouldn't be ignored. They are often early indications of a potentially bigger problem. For example, a rattling sound could mean a loose lug nut in the wheel. Similarly, a squealing or grinding noise could mean your brake pads need to be replaced.
  2. Check your battery health
    Battery faults are the most common cause of vehicle breakdown. Luckily, battery types today are maintenance-free & have a clear indicator of battery health. While this differs for every brand, usually green indicated a healthy battery. Replace your battery before it discharges.
  3. Check your vehicle’s fluid levels
    Fluids keep your car moving smoothly. Monitor essential fluids like engine oil, coolant, transmission fluid, brake fluid, and power steering fluid at regular intervals. Commonly, they are stored in translucent reservoir tanks and are easy to inspect. If not, you can use a simple dipstick to measure fluid levels. It’s also important to check the condition of the fluids. For eg, your engine oil should be a golden or amber color. If its appearance resembles a dark coffee color or black, it is time to get an oil change.
  4. Check belts and hoses
    Overheated engines, loss of power steering, or electrical charging systems are often caused by a belt or hose failure. Usually, this means expensive repairs. To avoid this, replace your hoses & belts at the slightest sign of wear. With prolonged use, belts may develop cracks or start fraying. Inspect your hoses for swellings or leaks.
  5. Check AC & cooling system
    UAE’s extremely hot weather can take a toll on your engine’s cooling system. Get periodic checks on your radiator’s antifreeze. If it hasn’t been changed in a long time, it probably needs to be replaced.
    Similarly, your air conditioning system is an essential part of your car in this region. If it takes too long for your car to cool down or the airflow doesn’t seem up to the mark, it might be time to get the compressor, condenser or evaporator checked.

Parting Words
With car upkeep and maintenance, taking small steps now can often prevent big issues.However, it's important to remember that to keep your car in optimal condition, professional maintenance services are necessary.


In the meantime, these tips can keep your car running flawlessly.

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