Do you understand car health?

We’ve said it before “car servicing is better than cure”, however today we thought we look at your car’s health – that is its reliability, roadworthiness, drivability, comfort as well as value – from a different angle – the human (health) one.

The anatomy of a heart stroke

Our arteries are muscular-walled tubes that transport our blood (rich in oxygen) from the heart to all parts of the body, and if healthy, the blood flows easily and the walls are smooth. So if they get clogged up, as a result of substances like cholesterol and fat building up plaque (or in other words we are not looking after our body), the blood flow is reduced and we don’t need to second guess what serious consequences this can cause (hint: heart attack, stroke …)

Now you understand your car’s health as well!

"Prevention better than cure." -Desiderius Erasmus

A non-maintained oil filter will do just that … let the dirt, grime and dust particles contaminate the oil, thus clogging up the oil veins, reducing the flow of oil throughout the engine and eventually starving it from oil and preventing it from running (smoothly) altogether … as you can see on the picture even the oil filter itself will collapse under the weight of the impurities!

Car servicing is better than cure

If you want to avoid lengthy stays of your car in the mechanic workshop, hefty repair bills or a complete breakdown, you can’t keep feeding it rubbish and ignoring its bone and heart health.

Six wise words from us:

Car servicing is better than cure!

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