When you visit Auto Lavaado for preventative maintenance, consider adding on a 22-point comprehensive inspection to your service.

Not only will this 22-point check ensure that your vehicle is running at its best, but it also helps you identify automotive problems before they become an issue - or a safety hazard.


We start our inspection under the hood, taking a look at the condition and operation of your:

  • Air and cabin filters
  • Timing belt
  • Drive belts
  • Coolant and hoses
  • Under hood fluids
  • Transmission fluid


Next, we move under the body to check your:

  • Tire condition, pressures, and alignment
  • Brake wear and emergency brake
  • Fuel filter and lines
  • Brake lines and hoses
  • Front suspension - CV Boots
  • Rear suspension/ U-Joints
  • Exhaust system and manifolds


Once we've checked your internal components, we turn our eyes to the inside and outside of your vehicle, checking your:

  • Lights
  • Windshield washers and blades
  • Horn
  • A/C vent temperature
  • Visual air bag, ABS, and mil lights
  • Monitors

We also road test your vehicle to look for any noises, performance issues, or anything else that might indicate a problem.

The Risk Of Failing To Maintain Your Car

As a vehicle owner it is vitally important that you are carrying out regular maintenance on your vehicle. Without proper maintenance, your vehicle will be a lot more likely to be prone to more serious problems in the future that could lead to you lose your life also being greatly out of pocket. Some of the most expensive issues that can occur as a result of not maintaining your vehicle can be found below:-

Fixing or replacing the cylinder – the need to either fix or replace the cylinder in your vehicle is often a sign of continued neglect. Cylinder failure occurs when the correct mixture of fuel, air and sparks are missing, which leads to the cylinder overheating and then failing.

Replacing the transmission assembly –transmission problems can be caused by regular maintenance. These problems are rare only if regular maintenance, especially if you follow your manufacturer’s guide, is carried out. Without a fully functioning transmission, your car will be unable to turn and to replacement of the transmission assembly will be required.

Replacing the cylinder head and spark plugs –– not maintaining your cylinder head and spark plugs can lead to engine failure. Misfires in your engine will cause the cylinders to heat up and fail.

Replacing the camshaft –failure to change your oil regularly and cleaning your valves will lead to dirt and grime building up which can result in your camshaft failing. This usually only happens if regular maintenance is neglected so you shouldn’t have a problem with this assembly unless you fail to maintain your vehicle.
If these problems occur on road the consequence of it can be very expensive risking your life. So to avoid having to pay out your life and vast sums of money, it is important to ensure you carry out vehicle maintenance duties regularly.