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Checkitlah Checklist

Dah Buat Ke?Like your body, your car consists of many important components and needs regular health checks to ensure they are well-maintained and running smoothly. Frequent checks could result in less major changes. Don’t know what should be checked? Below are tips for your car’s vital 15-point check (that comes free with every oil change at Lim Tayar!).

Types: Dry Cell (maintenance-free); Wet Cell (requires water level checks)

Checks: Every 5,000 km / every 3 months

Recommendation: Delkor Batteries, manufactured in Korea, are designed to be reliable and highly resistant to corrosion, and also has the lowest self-discharge rate, making it a convenient and practical battery choice.

Common Type: Dot 4 (dry boiling point 230°C)

Checks: 5,000km

Recommendation: Valeo Brake Fluid Dot 4 is formulated to accommodate a higher boiling point than conventional DOT 3 which provides protection in high-heat temperature braking systems.

Types: Electric Powered, Hydraulic
Checks: About every 5,000km, or when your steering wheel feels “heavy” when making turns.

Recommendation: Wynn’s Power Steering System Flush package for hydraulic cars, which conditions and revitalises seals, stops premature component wear and removes varnish deposits.

Common Types: Synthetic, Dexron/Mercon

Checks: Every 5,000km

Recommendation: Lim Tayar carries OEM and wide range of brands, but it’s dependent on your car’s suitability and our servicemen will recommend based on compatibility of your car.

Types: Silicone, Rubber

Checks: When your wipers start to leave streak marks, try cleaning it first by applying a small amount of washing fluid to a clean rag and wipe the length of your wiper blade until it’s clean. If that doesn’t work, it’s time to get new ones.

Recommendation: Valeo wipers use high-quality rubber, and are designed to be attractive, efficient, and adaptable to all windscreen types; technology from France.

Types: Headlights, Fog,

Indicators, Rear, Reverse, Hazard, Brakes, License Plate, Cabin

Function: Various lights have specific functions to either help the driver or to signal to other drivers. When used improperly, or not at all, accidents can happen.
Checks: When servicing your car, get our servicemen to assist to check your rear lights.

Common Types: Metallic, Ceramic

Checks: Every 5,000km when doing wheel alignment & balancing or general servicing.

Recommendation: Bendix Ceramic Brake Pads featuring improved stopping performance, low rotor wear, and enhanced durability. Pair it with 3M’s High Power Brake Cleaner where its high-pressure flushing action easily removes dust, oil, tar and grease.

Types of Air: Nitrogen Air stabilises tyre pressure over the long term, plus its cooler characteristics provide a more consistent inflation when temperatures change, leading to longer mileage and savings in fuel. Normal Air requires you to pump more frequently.

Checks: Alternate weeks, or at least once a month to extend tyre lifespan.
Recommendation: Need to check your tyre pressure? Pop by Lim Tayar outlets for free tyre pressure checks.

Common Types: Passenger, SUV, MPV, Ultra High-Performance, Run Flat

Checks: Every 5,000km, depending on tyre type & driving conditions. Minimum tread depth requirement: 1.6mm; Recommended tread depth for safety reasons: At least 3mm to ensure sufficient friction on rainy days.

Recommendation: Michelin, Continental, Hankook, Interstate, Nexen which produce quality tyres, with a range of affordable to premium selections.

Common Types: Alloy & Steel

Checks: Monthly, or whenever you pump your tyres, ensuring there are no damages or air leakage.

Recommendation: Lim Tayar is able to check rim condition during wheel alignment & balancing checks.

Checks: Every 5,000km

Recommendation: Lim Tayar carries OEM and wide range of brands, but it’s dependent on your car’s suitability and our servicemen will recommend based on compatibility of your car.

Function: Prevents car engine from overheating and offers better corrosion protection.

Checks: 5,000km

Recommendation: Lim Tayar carries OEM and wide range of brands, but it’s dependent on your car’s suitability and our servicemen will recommend based on compatibility of your car.

Types: Timing Belt, Drive Belt

Checks: 5,000km; If you hear any squeaking, screeching or clapping sounds coming from your engine, it’s time to get your beltings checked.

Recommendation: Lim Tayar carries OEM and wide range of brands, but it’s dependent on your car’s suitability and our servicemen will recommend based on compatibility of your car.

Types: R12 & R134a

Checks: 30,000km / once a year

Recommendation: R134a, which is more environmentally friendly, but unsuitable for older cars.

Types: Shock Absorbers, Links, Bushes

Checks: Every 5,000km

Recommendation: Lim Tayar carries OEM and wide range of brands, but it’s dependent on your car’s suitability and our servicemen will recommend based on compatibility of your car.

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