Mechanics can advise you not only on the preventive maintenance needs of your Fiat but also on its performance. In addition to telling you about the car’s maintenance needs, mechanics can recommend parts to buy, explain how to use them, and demonstrate how to check them for damages.
We all rely on our vehicle to take us wherever we want, so it must work smoothly all the time. Your car needs to get all the attention required for it to last longer, and this can be done by practising cost-effective and preventive maintenance. The following preventive services are needed to keep your Fiat in good shape.
Check The Oil And Oil Filter
The oil and oil filter need to be inspected regularly or as recommended by the manufacturer. It is a good practice to change the oil every 3,000 to 7,000 miles or per your owner’s manual recommendations.
Oil is used to lubricate the engine, prevent overheating, and aid the proper functioning of your Fiat engine. This oil becomes sticky and dirty when used for a long period. If you’re unsure how often you should change your engine oil, you can visit the nearest auto repair shop for help.
Switch Your Tires
Tires can wear down when used for a long time, but the rate at which they wear down varies based on their position. The front tires work more and wear out faster than the back tires. Your tires are detached, switched, and remounted during a rotation. Rotating your tires regularly ensures that all the tires decline at the same pace. Tire rotation is recommended every six months or 5,000 to 8,000 miles. This is often done at the same time as an oil change.
Balancing And Alignment Of Wheel
Routine wheel balancing and wheel alignment are just as important as checking your tires every 5,000 miles or six months. Wheel balancing ensures that the weight of the car is evenly distributed around the axle, preventing your tire from wobbling or bumping while driving.
Wheel alignment is the process of aligning your tires so that they are perpendicular to the road, enhancing driving comfort. Regularly having your tires aligned and balanced will keep your vehicle straight.
Windshield Wipers Should Be Replaced
Wipers on the windshield aren’t something you use every day. However, they are very important when you truly need them. Over time, your windshield wipers may lose their ability to make adequate contact with the windshield, resulting in streaks and smears. As a result, your visibility suffers.
The rubber on your windshield wipers can start to deteriorate within a few seasons of snow, rain, and sun. You don’t want to get caught out in the rain with a faulty wiper and poor visibility. When you discover your wipers aren’t keeping your views clean and clear, have them inspected and replaced.
Clean Your Battery
A dead battery might leave you stranded when you least expect it. Fortunately, there are several DIY steps you may take to avoid being caught off guard by a dead battery. It is better to take your car to a reliable repair shop for a battery test when you observe weird symptoms or have used the battery for a long period. At Dieter’s Services, our experts can tell you if your battery is still functional or if it’s nearing the end of its life.
Change Spark Plugs
The spark plugs in your car are in charge of starting it, so they’ve got a big job on their hands. Extreme temperatures, natural wear and tear, debris, and contaminants all pose problems for spark plugs over time. Spark plugs don’t require as much attention as other car parts, but they shouldn’t be overlooked. Spark plugs should be replaced every 30,000 miles.
Replace Exterior/Interior Filters
The air filter in your vehicle filters dust and debris before allowing air to enter the engine. Your Fiat air filter needs replacement every 30,000 to 40,000 miles. Similarly, the cabin air filter in your car helps clean the air before it enters the air conditioner, protecting you and your passengers from inhaling dust, pollen, and other contaminants. Replace the cabin air filter yearly or after 15,000 to 20,000 miles.
Dieter’s Service Can Maintain Your Fiat
Our team of experts at Dieter’s service understands what preventative maintenance entails. We can help you prevent and detect problems as quickly as possible. Our expert technicians have been serving Chula Vista, Coronado, Mission Valley, Point Loma, and San Diego, California for years. We utilize modern tools and innovative technology to carry out preventive maintenance and repairs on your car. We specialise in Audi, BMW, Porsche, Volkswagen, Mercedes and MINI, so schedule an appointment with us today!
* Fiat Car image credit goes to: vesilvio.