The start of a new year is always an exciting time. This is a perfect time to work on personal improvements and list essential goals or tasks that may require your attention throughout 2023. These lists, goals, or projections make it much easier to get to everything you want to or need to do.

Proper car maintenance is one of these important things you should include in your 2023 schedule because preventative maintenance can keep your luxurious car in tippy-top shape for much longer.

Let’s take a look at some of the most important car maintenance tasks that should be done on your European brand vehicle this year.

Get The Annual Or Log Book Service Done

All vehicles need to be properly serviced at least once a year. For vehicles that are not driven too often, one service every 12 months should be just fine to keep your ride in good condition. But if you regularly drive your car then you should get it serviced at the recommended distance intervals.

During minor or major services, a lot of worn components like spark plugs and air filters will be replaced. Your car might get some needed new lubricants and all frequently used components like brake pads, steering, and suspension are thoroughly inspected to ensure that the car is in excellent condition.

If you haven’t serviced your car in a while then it is a good idea to find out when the next service is due and to book this service at an appropriate time.

Inspect The Wheels

It is good to do a thorough inspection of your wheels every three months. During this inspection, you should check the thread on the tyres to see if you might need to replace the tyres or rotate the front and back tyres. You can also check the tyre air pressure levels. If your car feels like it is dragging to one side then you should book wheel alignment and get your tyres properly aligned. 

Test The Brakes

Brakes are very important for keeping you safe on the road. It is good to get the brakes tested every six months. You should also take your car to an auto repair shop and get the brakes repaired if you notice any strange noises sounding up when you slow down or hit the brakes.

Test The Lights

You should test all of the lights on your car every few months. Check the headlights on bright and dim, the tail lights, the indicators, and the brake lights. If these lights are not working or are behaving strangely then it might be time for a quick visit to the auto shop.

Top Up Fluids

Car fluid levels should be topped up at least once every three months. Make a habit of inspecting your fluid levels. If fluids like oil levels drop too low your car could suffer a major breakdown. Just be careful when topping up fluids on European vehicles. Most of these vehicles require a very specific brand of refrigerant, oil, and power steering fluid. If you add the wrong fluid types, you could start experiencing strange noises or smells.

Check The Wipers

Car wipers typically only last 6 months up to one year. This could even be shorter for a vehicle that is constantly parked in direct sunlight. It is important to check your wiper blades regularly and to change them if they become hard, or scratchy or if there are visible cracks. 

If you are not sure about the correct maintenance chores that need to be done on your car then the best thing you can do is give European Car Specialists a call. These professionals will help you in your audi car service melbourne and keep in great shape throughout the year.