Most of the present-day cars come packed with intricate, tightly controlled and low-emission engines. These engines are sensitive to changes in operating temperature at a different level than their former counterparts. Therefore, look to it that the car’s thermostat is checked and before taking your car back from the service workshop, ensure that the thermostat opens and closes at the right temperature. If you have the remotest of doubts, then consider asking your mechanic to replace the thermostat.
The timing belt is one of the most important parts when it comes to any car but sadly it is also the single most overlooked maintenance item in most of the cars. The worst factor is that there is no sure way to tell that the timing belt is worn; just wait till it breaks! Most of the time if a timing belt breaks on any higher-compression interference engine then the pistons could collide with the valves which are still open and this can cause havoc to the engine. Sometimes, an engine is even completely ruined by this. Therefore, the timing belts are replaced at intervals ranging from 30,000 to 105,000 miles. Then again, this species depends on the model. Another thing you should be aware of is that not all cars come with timing belts and V-configuration and horizontally opposed engines. Therefore, make sure that the mechanic you hire doesn’t explain to you anything gibberish. Generally, the horizontally opposed engines have multiple timing belts. Therefore, make sure to consult the car’s service manual for the very specifics. This is because the best source of information on when your vehicle needs a timing belt replacement is all there in your owner’s manual.
Another factor to look into is replacing your car’s automatic transmission fluid. Make sure that your mechanic doesn’t lag on this. Because, though regular maintenance is relatively inexpensive, leaving it for later might just cost you heavy. Therefore, take care of this at regular intervals and it can save you costly transmission repairs in the long run. The transmission fluid is subjected to intense heat and stress. So, it loses some of the original qualities and becomes contaminated with small metal fragments with the wear and tear of the gear. Even if some new transmissions are foolproof, in other cases, care should be taken intricately.