Thinking about making this habit simpler, we prepared a guide with tips on car maintenance that you should know, Read more (อ่านต่อ which is the term in Thai)
- Check The Engine Oil
Once a week, before using the car for the first time in the day and on a level floor, remove and clean the dipstick to measure the level correctly. This can be done using a cloth or paper. Then, insert the dipstick again, and when taking it out, check if the oil mark is between the “Min” and “Max” marks on the dipstick. Always try to change the oil before stopping it in the garage, and you prefer oils without additives.
- Brake Fluid
Generally, the brake fluid needs to be changed every 2 years, as the manufacturer recommends. It can absorb water that can evaporate due to the heat from the brakes, forming a highly harmful vapor to the braking system and mechanisms. If the fluid exceeds the indicated minimum thickness, you will need to replace the brake pads and linings.
- Watch Out For The Timing Belt
Don’t run the risk of letting it break and cause serious damage to the engine, such as punctured pistons or warped valves. The timing belt needs to be replaced by a trusted mechanic. The exchange deadlines depend on each model; in some vehicles, it is necessary to change them with 30 thousand km; in others, only with 50 thousand km.
- Check The Radiator Water
As with the engine oil level, it is necessary to check the radiator water once a week, on a level floor and with the engine’s engine cold. The water level must be between the “Min” and “Max” indicated on the reservoir. In addition, it is also necessary that the liquid is much more than just water; it is a compound of additives with correct proportions and good quality.
- Spark Plugs
If they are not in good condition, they can increase the vehicle’s fuel consumption, reducing performance. Therefore, spark plugs are essential for the correct functioning of the engine. Their replacement period varies according to the manufacturer’s recommendations. But in general, in the most conventional models, they last between 20 thousand km and 30 thousand km.