No one wants to be stranded on the side of the road with car trouble. When it comes to European cars, gaining knowledge about maintaining the engine can help to prevent an unwanted situation. Maintenance is far less costly than repairs, so applying the following tips may serve to save you in the long run.
Regular maintenance, such as an oil change, is crucial to keeping your European engine running smoothly. When you attempt to stretch the oil to last longer, you allow dirt to build up and keep the engine from getting the lubrication it requires. It would be best if you kept up with regular oil changes to prevent issues with your engine. Additionally, you or your mechanic should simultaneously replace filters and other routine maintenance during your regular oil change. The most basic oil change at a shop typically comes with:
- Replace oil filter
- Other filters inspected and potentially replaced
- Chassis lubrication
- Undercarriage inspection
- Belt and hose check
- Windshield wiper assessment
- Battery charge test
It is also essential to regularly check the oil’s dipstick to ensure you are not running low or experiencing excessive dirt in your oil between changes.
Keep Transmission Clean
Your transmission can build up on grease and muck over time. It is a good idea to clean off any build-up each time you service your transmission. Cleaning all parts included in your transmission and even the exhaust can help maintain your vehicle’s life. If left in its dirty state, you might notice problems emerge in time. Get ahead of the curve and keep it clean!
Cooling System Maintenance
Your engine gets especially hot when it runs. To prevent problems from stemming from an overheated engine, you must maintain your cooling system. If antifreeze fails to move from the engine to the radiator as it should, major damage can result, and a big hit to your wallet is sure to occur. Ensure that your cooling system is free of leaks and is operating as it should on a regular basis.
Transmission Pan Gasket Replacement
It is normal for your transmission pan gasket to take on damage in time. This damage can result in cracks and leaking transmission fluid. Without proper transmission fluid levels, your transmission will experience issues, and more problems will stem from it. If your pan gasket does not need to be replaced, a good clean can also be beneficial.
Hire a Professional
When you’ve finally got your dream luxury car, you likely want to keep it in tip-top shape. By following the advice provided, you can be more confident in the life of your European engine. If you want to maintain the vehicle but are not prepared to do all that is necessary on your own, ASI Collision is the expert you wish to contact. The team at ASI Collision are professionals in luxury cars and European vehicle maintenance and can help you with all of your needs. Give us a call today or fill out our online contact form for a free estimate!