Presentation on theme: "Transportation Tuesday TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY VEHICLE CARE BE AWARE !! Reliable vehicle care = Safety and Dependability."— Presentation transcript:
Transportation Tuesday TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY VEHICLE CARE BE AWARE !! Reliable vehicle care = Safety and Dependability
Transportation Tuesday WARNING LIGHTS/SIGNALS 1. Oil Pressure Light/Gauge: Warning light or oil pressure below 10 p.s.i. 2. Temperature Light/Gauge: Overheating - coolant low, a leak, broken hose/belt, blocked air flow to radiator. 3. Brake light: Parking brake engaged/brake fluid low. 4. Battery/Generator Light: Electrical problem - you could end up with a dead battery. Do not drive with above warnings! A Certified Technician should check before serious damage results.
Transportation Tuesday WARNING SIGNS Squeaking/Grinding Brakes: Chirping noise while driving, that lessen while braking, vehicle may need new brake pads or linings. Burning Oil Smell: Possible oil leak, which could result in engine damage or even a fire. Vehicle Feels Unstable: Low tire pressure – leak or under inflation. Steering Shudders While Braking: A hint – the front end is possibly out of alignment. Leaks Under Car: May not cause immediate failure, but could prove costly later.
Transportation Tuesday Vehicle Maintenance – Oil/Fluids Engine Oil/Filter: 5000 kms./3000 miles/3mths. Also depends on kms. driven, climate & the car itself! Recommend Oil filter with oil change. Engine Coolant: Make sure to add coolant to the reservoir - not the radiator cap! Brake Fluid: Check for the kind of brake fluid recommended for your vehicle. Usually the level drops with increased mileage. Consult the Owner’s Manual for Correct Vehicle Maintenance
Transportation Tuesday Vehicle Maintenance – Oil/Fluids Windshield Wiper Fluid: Is used faster than you think – good idea to keep some in your car. Transmission Fluid: If your car has an automatic transmission, check after driving for about a half hour to warm it up, then: A- make sure the car is on a level surface B- locate transmission dipstick, check level, add only if level is low. Too much fluid could cause leaks or shifting problems. Power Steering Fluid: Do not overfill - Check level as for Transmission Fluid.
Transportation Tuesday Maintenance Checks Belts: With the engine off, check belts for deep cracks or missing chunks. Hoses: Check connections & hoses for loose contacts/leaks - replace distorted hoses. Battery: Make sure battery terminals are snug and free of corrosion, clean these with baking soda and water. Batteries wear out with age. Spark Plugs: Plugs should be replaced at intervals - as per the Owner’s manual.
Transportation Tuesday Maintenance Checks - Tyres Tyres are the contact between your vehicle and the road. Check cold tyre pressure frequently (at least every two weeks) and always before journeys, not forgetting the spare tyre! The correct pressure value given by the vehicle manufacturer, can be found in the log book. Both under-inflation and over-inflation can negatively affect your tyre performance.