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Get 25% off when you refer a friend to Carro Care!

Car servicing is an important part of maintaining your car. It not only keeps your car running in tip-top condition, therefore avoiding potential issues like a breakdown on a road trip, but it also retains your car’s value. A well-maintained car can last for a very long time after all. So when should you take your car to service?

Now is your chance for you and a friend to get 25% off car servicing! After servicing with Carro Care, all you need to do is refer a friend to Carro Care! Your friend will receive a 25% discount on their first service with Carro Care, and you’ll receive a 25% discount once they’ve redeemed their discount!

Car underbody serviceWhy regular car maintenance is a must

Your car should be serviced at regular intervals as noted in your user manual. These regular services replenish any fluids your car may need to run smoothly. It is also crucial for the detection of defects in parts as innocuous as an air-con filter to something safety-related like a bushing. Should either of these fail, you could have an uncomfortable drive or get into an accident. Not good either way.

Normally, you will need to service your car every 10,000km or every 6 months, whichever comes first. So if you drive 10,000km within a few months of getting your car, it is time for a service. There will also be some variation depending on the brand and model, so do check your owner’s manual.


Abnormalities start appearing

Abnormalities are a good reason to do a car service early. If you start hearing noises, notice weird smells or if one of the dashboard lights turns on, it is best to get your car serviced and checked out. You never know what could be a problem, so here are some things to look out for and what they mean:


All cars vibrate, so this in and of itself isn’t a problem. More vibrations than usual or vibrations accompanied by a loud noise signal something is wrong with your car. Get it checked out before your car shakes itself apart!


Cars make noise, but they shouldn’t be too noisy. If your car makes any strange or inconsistent noises, it’s a sign you should take your car to service. Here are some noises to look out for:

  • Whining sound from under the bonnet
  • Louder-than-usual exhaust noise
  • Uneven engine noise
  • Metal-on-metal
  • Squealing sounds when you step on the brakes

Read more: Signs your car needs a check-up

Long trip? Give your car a good check-up

Thinking of driving up to Thailand? Or have a big road trip planned around Malaysia? The last thing you want is a broken-down car in a foreign country or rural town. To ensure no hiccups occur, it is best to give your car a full service even if it’s way before its scheduled maintenance date!

If you want to service after the big trip, you can keep track of roughly when things begin to break down and only replace the components that need changing. Here’s a checklist of things you need to change and roughly when to change them:

  • Oil 20,000km
  • Air filter 20,000km
  • Fuel filter 30,000km
  • Fluids 10,000km
  • Spark plugs 50,000km
  • Brake pads 50,000km
  • Battery 50,000km
  • Tyres 50,000km

If a mechanic wants you to change any of the above items before the appointed time, ask them for a look so you can see if they are ripping you off! This does, however, hinge on your understanding of what is wrong with the parts they’re trying to sell replacements for.

Read more: How to check your car battery

No matter how you do it, it is important to service your car regularly. This not only keeps your car functioning smoothly and therefore, safely, but it also better retains value. You can visit a trusted workshop like Carro Care where you can trust the professionals to take care of your car.

Give 25%, get 25%

If you’ve serviced your car with Carro Care before, simply refer a friend during your next service and they will get a 25% discount on their next service. Once they complete their service appointment, you will get 25% off on your next service!

If you’re looking to buy a car for Raya, fret not! Check out our list of Carro Certified cars that are As Good As New. When you buy, you stand a chance to win up to RM100,000 in prizes!

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