One way to demonstrate what happens if you neglect looking after your car is of course picture evidence. The particular problem on the picture below (unloved, in fact more like rotten oil filters) also made us think ‘how does a car’s health (and consequently maintenance regime) actually compare to our body’s health?’
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!
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.
Way beyond the compulsory yearly MOT, which only checks the basic safety and road worthiness of your car, a proactive and regular maintenance and servicing routine will not only ensure safety, but
- Increase reliability and overall efficiency
- Reduce risk of a breakdown
- Add to drivability and comfort
- Maintain your vehicle’s value
- Save you money in the long-term