15-Point Car Check
What’s That?

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!).

1. Battery
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.
2. Brake Fluid
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.
3. Power Steering Fluid
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.
4. Auto Transmission Fluid (ATF)
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.
5. Wipers

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.

6. Lighting

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.

7. Brake Pads

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.

8. Tyre Pressure
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.
9. Tyre Condition
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.
10. Rims

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.

11. Air Filter
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.
12. Radiator Coolant
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.
13. Beltings
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.
14. Air Conditioner Gas
Types: R12 & R134a
Checks: 30,000km / once a year
Recommendation: R134a, which is more environmentally friendly, but unsuitable for older cars.
15. Suspension
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.

15-Point Car Check – What’s That?

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!).

1. Battery
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.
2. Brake Fluid
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.
3. Power Steering Fluid
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.
4. Auto Transmission Fluid (ATF)
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.
5. Wipers

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.

6. Lighting

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.

7. Brake Pads

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.

8. Tyre Pressure
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.
9. Tyre Condition
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.
10. Rims

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.

11. Air Filter
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.
12. Radiator Coolant
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.
13. Beltings
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.
14. Air Conditioner Gas
Types: R12 & R134a
Checks: 30,000km / once a year
Recommendation: R134a, which is more environmentally friendly, but unsuitable for older cars.
15. Suspension
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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