The Benefits of Regular Vehicle Maintenance
Modern cars are quite reliable and unpretentious, but unfortunately they are not eternal. Their failure can be frustrative, especially the unexpected one. The reason for that can be not only manufacturing defects, but also expluatation conditions, such as quality of fuel and lubricants, road conditions and other similar factors.
A timely maintenance of cars allows to avoid a considerable amount of unexpected breakdowns. Changing the oil and air filter does not solve all problems. The usage of low-quality gasoline can lead to injectors and spark plug’s premature failure. This will cause to an unplanned visit of service station using towing car, so it is better to visit the service on time.
Constant velocity joints are used not only in front-wheel drive vehicles, but also in vehicles with a classic rear-wheel drive. The CV joint itself is practically eternal, unless a dust-cloak, a protective rubber gaiter is not damaged. Once a dust-cloak damaged, dust penetrates the CV joint and mixes with a lubricant. Due to that the joint’s wear is being speeded up and soon the specific crunchs can be heard while the car’s wheels rotate. And that means the CV joint to be replaced as soon as possible.
All modern electronic fuel injection systems are configured so that the car can be driven as long as a threat to life does not appear. In case of a failure of one or more sensors, the electronic control unit switches the emergency engine management program, with pre-set default parameters. This allows us not to stick at the middle of road, with no possibility of further movement. However, the continuous work of the engine in an emergency mode can lead to increased fuel consumption and premature wear of certain parts.
Some cars don’t have a control lamp indicating an injection system’s fault. Checking of sensors and engine’s condition is possible only by using of special diagnostic equipment at a good vehicle service station. If you are visiting to Romania, looking for Statii ITP.