When it comes to servicing your car, yeah sure you can go to the local backyard mechanic or a friend of a friend and they’re probably going to change the oil for you and thats great and it might save you some dollars now, but in the long run, I’m pretty sure its going to cost you a lot more. The reason for this is proper care during the service, that means more than just changing the oil. Once you take the old oil out of the car you need to replace it with new oil, thats great! But you also need to make sure that the filter is replaced. This is an oil filter and what this does is cleans the oil as it runs through the car. So every time you put your oil in you car, you need to have a new oil filter. A service goes further than just changing the oil and filter though.
There’s a lot of other elements in an engine that mean that it performs correctly and that also then means that the rest of the car is going to perform correctly and save you money in the long run. One of these items is the air filter. For an engine to perform correctly it needs to bring lots of clean air into the engine and that mixes with the fuel and that’s what makes the car run correctly. Dirty or clogged air filter is going to damage your fuel consumption dramatically, so this needs to be replaced as well.
Theres a whole range of other items that need to be considered when a car is serviced as well. Fuel injectors, spark plugs, spark plug leads, there’s a whole range of different elements within an engine and within a car that go into making a service correctly.
If your in any doubt at all of what your car needs, best thing to do, pop into your local Rapid Tune service centre, get the guys to perform a health check on your car and they’ll send you in the right direction of what you need to have done.