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Due for car servicing? You can count on us. Besides lubricant and oil filter changing, we will conduct thorough car inspection and give advices for your futher considerations.
We provide one stop vehicle accident claim services. Our experience specialist will provide friendly guidance for you since the accident scene, IDAC reporting, repairs,and the insurance claiming.
Whether a breakdown on the road or in the carpark, we are able to assign 24 hours towing service to serve your needs.
GET TO KNOW THE FLUIDS IN YOUR CAR
Coolant / radiator fluid
Power steering fluid
Air Conditioning Coolant
Your car needs regular maintenance and constant attention on fluids that play a huge role in keeping your vehicle running as smoothly as possible.
Engine oil is your cars most important fluid. It reduces friction inside the engine and ensures everything stays running efficiently. It also protects the moving parts of your engine from getting damaged by heat and its cleaning properties can help to reduce dirt from clogging up the engine openings.
HOW TO CHECK YOUR ENGINE OIL:
Firstly, make sure you're parked on a level surface and that your engine has been off for a while so it's not hot - a cool engine gives the oil enough time to settle at the bottom of the sump, giving you a more accurate reading.
Most cars will have a dipstick to give you a reading of the oil in the engine. It’s important to remove the dipstick first and wipe off any oil with a cloth. Then put the dipstick back in and when you remove it again, you’ll be able to see your oil level based on the maximum and minimum indicators. If your oil is below minimum, this could indicate that your engine is leaking, and you will need to add more engine oil immediately. However, you will need to be very careful not to overfill the engine oil as this could damage the engine.
Remember, don’t just check the quantity of the oil, you should also check the quality! If the oil has changed from its normal amber colour to a milky colour or appears to contain any thick deposits, this could mean it’s contaminated and you should replace it.
Advantages of Synthetic Engine Oil Over Conventional Oil
Since synthetic oils are created using complex processes, they can achieve the precise molecular qualities required for specific applications.
The processes used to make synthetic oils allows oil companies to remove impurities otherwise found in crude oil. They can then tailor the oil molecules to meet the specific demands of modern engines. Thanks to this level of customization, synthetic oils provide superior levels of protection and engine performance than conventional oils.
Synthetic engine oils also offer the following advantages:
Greater engine protection. Consider that a car's engine parts move at high speeds and are always in contact with one another. In extreme environments, those engine components can wear down. Your motor oil is the only thing providing a protective element between those moving parts. Unlike synthetic blends or conventional oils, fully synthetic oils won't break down and will protect your engine for longer period.
Cleaner engine. As motor oil circulates through your vehicle's engine, deposits form. Conventional oils form sludge from these deposits over time, reducing your engine's efficiency and lifespan. Full synthetic oils, by contrast, contain fewer impurities and resist sludge and deposit formation.
Better viscosity. At both low and high temperatures, synthetic oils enjoy better viscosity and stability than conventional oil or synthetic blends. Full synthetic oils are designed to flow quickly in winter temperatures and resist extreme heat, allowing your engine to run smoothly year-round.
Turbocharger protection. As more cars are built with smaller engines and turbochargers, synthetic oils flow quicker to critical parts, creating the proper lubrication your engine needs. By contrast, conventional oils break down faster under turbocharged conditions. Using a full synthetic option keeps your turbocharged vehicle operating at peak performance.
While synthetic oils offer superior performance, they are substantially more expensive per volume than conventional motor oils. They also pose potential problems in terms of decomposition in certain industrial environments.
Synthetic Engine Oil Change Interval
Most synthetic oils are rated to last between 10,000 to 15,000km, or six months to a year. Manufacturer recommended ratings are typically applied to "normal driving," and do not reflect severe driving conditions that may require more frequent oil changes.
If you drive less than 10km a day and do not drive on highways, you may need to change your oil more often because your engine likely is not heating up to a temperature high enough to boil off condensation that accumulates in the system, and therefore your oil can break up more quickly and need replacement often. In such cases, it may be a good idea to change your oil sooner than your rated mileage recommendations.
Nautikarz provides a range of full synthetic engine oil that suit your needs:
Repsol Premium Tech
synthetic engine oil from Spain
5W50 for high-end car
0W50 for racing car
0W20 for hybrid car
Liqui Moly Top Tec 5W40
top synthetic engine oil from Germany
Synergy Platinum 5W40
economical synthetic oil for high frequency servicing needs
COOLANT / RADIATOR FLUID
Over half of the energy produced by your car is converted into heat. Engine coolant helps to prevent your engine from overheating by absorbing the heat and expelling it through the exhaust system. Without coolant, your engine would reach temperatures beyond its tolerance levels.
HOW TO CHECK YOUR COOLANT:
Like checking your engine oil, it is important to make sure your engine is not hot when checking your coolant levels. If your engine is running or hot, do NOT attempt to open the radiator cap – the system is highly pressurised and the fluid inside is extremely hot which could cause severe burns.
Once it is safe to do so, you can observe the level of fluid using the minimum and maximum markers on the coolant tank. If the fluid lies below the minimum mark, carefully remove the radiator cap using a cloth and check if the coolant is visible. If the fluid level is not near the top, you will need to re-fill the tank until you can see the level is back between the minimum and maximum markers.
POWER STEERING FLUID
Another important fluid that helps keep your car healthy is the power steering fluid. This transmits power to the steering system and allows your vehicle to steer effortless. If you notice your vehicle is becoming difficult to steer, it is important to check that the fluid level is not low or empty.
HOW TO CHECK YOUR POWER STEERING FLUID:
First, you should check your owner’s manual, this will tell you where the reservoir is located and which type of fluid you’ll need. Most reservoirs have level markings on the side and some have both ‘hot’ and ‘cold’ level markings. If the vehicle has not been driven for at least 8 hours, use the cold reading, otherwise, use the hot level reading.
Without brake fluid, your vehicle would not be able to stop when you push the brake pedal. Braking is supposed to happen instantly. So, if you find that there’s any delay or abnormal feeling in your brakes – this fluid is the first thing you should check.
When you step on the brake pedal, it activates the brake plunger, within the master cylinder. The pressure pushes the brake fluid out of its reservoir inside the brake lines, which causes the brake pads to slow your car. As your brake pads wear, your brake fluid level usually goes down. If it falls below the minimum indicator, add some fluid and also check your brakes. If the brake fluid has dropped, this could be an indication that your brake pads might need replacing.
HOW TO CHECK YOUR BRAKE FLUID:
Brake fluid requires regular changes as recommended by your repairer – normally every 2 years maximum – as it can become contaminated with water over time due to it being hygroscopic (absorbing moisture from the air). This excess moisture can cause brake lines to rust, ultimately affecting the performance of your brakes.
Most cars have a brake fluid reservoir in the engine bay; to check this you just need to look at the colour and level of fluid. Brake fluid should be transparent, not cloudy or dark. Similar to the other fluids, you need to make sure the level falls between the minimum and maximum indicators. If the fluid is below minimum, add more but first ensure it’s the right type for your car.
AIR CONDITIONING COOLANT
Most car has air conditioning, the coolant (also known as refrigerant or Freon) will generally be very bright in colour. Any leakeage should be very noticeable. You will want to have a professional deal with it because the refrigerant is dangerous.
Transmission fluid lubricates and cools important parts of the transmission including clutches, gears, and valves. When it is low, it can cause difficulty shifting and uncontrolled surging.
There’s a myth out there that many transmissions come with a “lifetime” fluid that never needs to be replaced. In truth, there is no such thing as a lifetime fluid, and your transmission fluid needs to be replaced usually not until they reach 100,000km.
Still, it’s a good idea to check your transmission fluid periodically. For an accurate reading, make sure your car is parked in neutral and the engine is running when you check it.
HOW TO CHECK YOUR TRANSMISSION FLUID:
The majority of manual vehicles will require a professional mechanic to change this fluid and this may only be necessary in the event of a repair or service.
GET TO KNOW THE FILTERS IN YOUR CAR
A car engine can not work properly without clean air, oil and fuel. The engine is kept clean by filters that are able to keep out contaminants while letting clean air and liquids pass through. By replacing your filters, your car will be more efficient.
Let’s take a closer look:
What is a cabin filter?
Whether or not you’re using the air conditioner, the cabin air filter keeps dust, pollen and other air pollutants out of the air you breathe while driving. The cabin air filter is part of the ventilation system.
This rectangular screen keeps a number of things out of the air inside your car: exhaust fumes, dirt, dust, pollen, bugs, leaves, etc. In addition, the cabin air filter prevents all this gunk from clogging up the vehicle’s AC system. Having clean air in your car is particularly important if you have any allergies or respiratory problems.
Reasons to change your cabin filter on time:
To breathe fresher air
The cabin filter allows you to breathe clean air, by filtering bacteria, pollen and polluting substances. If you don’t change your cabin filter regularly, you may notice unpleasant odours and could have allergic reactions (sneezing, coughing, etc.)
To avoid safety and visibility issues
When a cabin filter is clogged, it may partially block the airflow coming into your car. This can be problematic, especially when you need to defog the windows.
To increase the life of your car’s A/C heating system
Having a clean cabin filter will maximise airflow and extend the life of your car’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning system.
What is an air filter?
Just as humans need oxygen to breathe, a car needs oxygen for the combustion process. The air filter prevents any insects, dust, particles, sand or debris reaching the engine and ensures a good mixture of air and fuel to support performance.
Car air filters come in different shapes:
panels, circular or cylindrical. They are made of a pleated material which filters the air and may be made of cotton, synthetic paper or foam.
Reasons to change your air filter:
For a better car performance:
When the air flowing into the engine is clean, the mixture of fuel and air supports maximum power.
To save on fuel:
Decrease fuel consumption by ensuring good combustion.
To avoid black smoke:
When the air filter is clogged, the fuel combustion is incomplete and leads to dirty exhaust smoke. If you’ve seen an older car with its engine sputtering and puffing out black smoke, it could be due to a dirty air filter. Long before a newer car starts puffing smoke, the check engine light will come on because the air filter is past its prime.
What is an oil filter?
Engine Oil is needed to lubricate the many engine components that work together to make a vehicle run. Without engine oil the engine would quickly overheat and parts would wear out prematurely. But every time engine oil circulates through the engine, it can become contaminated.
A properly-working oil filter is critical to your car’s smooth operation, engine life and fuel mileage. The oil filter maintains continuous engine oil flow and removes particles (dirt, oxidized oil, metallic particles) that may appear in the engine oil due to engine wear. It purifies the engine oil so that it can do its job efficiently.
An oil filter has enough contaminant holding capacity to remain fully functional until the next engine oil change. Oil filter is normally changed together with engine oil during car servicing operation.
Reasons to change your oil filter:
To reduce engine wear:
A failing oil filter will allow impurities to pass through and slow down the arrival of oil, which can lead to early engine wear, poor performance or even engine failure.
To avoid soiling your new engine oil:
The oil filter should be generally be changed at each engine oil change to avoid dirtying your new engine oil.
What is a fuel filter?
When fuel comes out of a refinery, it’s clean. Then it goes into trucks and gas station tanks where it may get contaminated before it goes into your vehicle. The fuel filter keeps dirt, grime and water out of your engine.
The fuel filter is a cartridge located in the fuel line. Inside the cartridge, there’s a screen that catches dirt, rust and other debris in the fuel before it passes through to the fuel injector.
When it’s time for a fuel filter change you may notice that your vehicle is more sluggish than normal or it’s suddenly misfiring for no reason. Most manufacturers recommend that you change the fuel filter every two years or 30,000km, whichever comes first. Follow your car’s manual to know when to change the fuel filter for ideal performance.
The fuel filter removes impurities like dust, rust and grit contained in the fuel. By eliminating these fuel contaminants, the fuel filter protects your fuel injectors and plays a key role in maintaining the performance and longevity of your car engine.
To maintain your engine performance:
If your fuel filter gets clogged, it can reduce the flow and weaken performance as the engine has difficulties drawing fuel. With a clogged filter, the fuel pump works much harder and you may have problems starting the car or notice poor acceleration or stalling.
To keep your car parts in good condition:
Because of its abrasive action, dirt and contaminants in the fuel can speed up wear and tear, damage expensive parts and even cause the fuel pump and injector to fail.