Maintenance is something most of us
ignore, until our vehicle stops functioning, that is. And then we wonder
what went wrong, where. Maintenance is one of the most serious aspects of
ownership. It determines the longevity, performance and reliability of
whichever vehicle you drive. Looking after your vehicle involves more than
taking care of its external coat of paint and keeping it clean and shiny.
Maintenance means taking care of all the parts, even those that are inside
the bonnet. These are the ones that directly concern the performance of your
vehicle. Besides taking it to the service station at regular periods, it is
a good idea to go through the owner's manual that will give a fair idea
about its routine maintenance.
Checking the battery, keeping a check on the oils, changing the oils,
checking the electrical system, are some of the absolutely unavoidable
things to keep your vehicle in good shape. Keeping a log book in which you
keep all the details regarding repair, maintenance, routine check-ups etc.
will not only give you an accurate idea of what needs to be done when.