There is no doubt about it, we are all guilty of adopting the ‘if it’s not broken why fix it mindset’ from time to time and it can often be for good reason. Regular vehicle inspection and maintenance work can cost time and money and may seem like an unnecessary luxury, especially during tough economic times. However, the fact of the matter is that failing to have your vehicle inspected and maintained regularly will not only cost you more money in the long-run should a serious issue need repairing, but it will also put the safety of you and your family at greater risk.
How Often Should I Have my Vehicle Inspected?
The answer to this question relies on a number of factors such as the age of your vehicle, whether it was bought new or second-hand, if it has been involved in any previous crashes how many miles it has on the clock, as well as its general road-worthiness.
However, that being said, there are a number of key guidelines which, if followed, should ensure that your car, motorbike or truck will receive the appropriate level of mechanic maintenance. They are as follows:
- Your vehicle should be inspected every six months if it is more than six years old. Once a year should suffice if your vehicle is five years old or less.
- Your brakes should be inspected thoroughly every 15,000 KM.
- By the same token, the shock absorbers in your vehicle should be tested every 25,000 KM.
- Exhausts usually need to be inspected every 20,000 KM.
- Your lubrication systems should be looked at every 10,000 KM.
At Hesp Automotive Ltd we pride ourselves on providing a free and thorough inspection for all our regular customers. What’s more, if you are a regular customer of ours, we will ensure that you receive a discount on any maintenance work that comes to more than 300 dollars. Don’t take chances, call the Vancouver mechanics you can trust today.