If you have owned a number of different cards during your life, you fully understand the value of a full-service history. However, some people who are relatively new to vehicle ownership may not realise the importance of a logbook service visit. Why should you pay attention to those manufacturer rules and never skip a recommended service if you fall into this category?
The used car market is buoyant across Australia, and many people choose to buy second-hand rather than brand-new.
If you have been religiously changing the oil in your automatic transmission in accordance with manufacturer recommendations, your intent may have been laudable. But if you are simply draining the oil and topping up at the other end, you may not be doing a complete job. Why is this, and what should you be doing instead?
The Need for New Oil
As time goes by, new transmission oil will begin to degrade.
When you drive a car or truck in any state or territory through Australia, you have a duty to ensure that it is in a roadworthy condition. You may understand your obligation and feel that you are adhering to the letter of the law, but you may still fail a roadside test nonetheless. Did you know that a check like this can extend to something other than the obvious "safety" components?