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QUESTION:

How often do I need to service my vehicle?

ANSWER:

Every 12 months or 15 000 km / 20 000 km depending on the manufacturer’s specifications. Frequent travelers should opt for a vehicle service every 6 months.

Brake pedal

QUESTION:

Why does my pedal vibrate when I hit the brakes?

ANSWER:

It is generally an indication that the brake discs are showing signs of uneven wear or warping and needs to be replaced.

Timing belt change

QUESTION:

Does the timing belt / cambelt need to be replaced regularly?

ANSWER:

Yes, you are advised to change the timing belt / cambelt, if fitted to your vehicle, every 90 000 km or 5 years, whichever occurs first.

Tyre thread dept

QUESTION:

How often do I need to replace my tyres?

ANSWER:

The legal tread limit is 1mm. After a tyre wears below that limit, it must¬†be replaced. The age of your tyres is also a cause of deterioration. Manufacturers recommend that you replace your car’s tyres at least every 5 years.

Tyre replacement

QUESTION:

Should I replace all my tyres at the same time?

ANSWER:

No, but it is recommended that you change your front or rear tyres in sets of two to maintain stability and balance.