FIFTH GEAR Xpress
Routine car servicing is a series of maintenance procedures carry out at a set time interval or after the vehicle has travelled a certain distance. This has been specified by the vehicle manufacturer in a service schedule and some modern vehicles display the due date or remaining kilometers for the next service electronically on the instrument panel.
But long waiting times at car service centre is the main reason for most car owners not timely send their cars for servicing when the service date is due. Delaying service your car may cause unexpected failures to the engine especially internal moving parts. Also, your car may experiences sluggish pick up or loss of power.
Time is money. At FIFTH GEAR AUTO CENTRE (M) SDN BHD we care about customers’ needs and expectations. No more long waiting times at car service centre. We had setup an express service lane called FIFTH GEAR Xpress to serve car owners who seek convenience for a routine car service.
FIFTH GEAR Xpress is the first express routine car service in Sungai Petani specially brought to you by FIFTH GEAR AUTO CENTRE (M) SDN BHD. Six basic items are being check and change during the routine service i.e. engine oil, oil filter, air filter cleaning/replacement, tires pressure checking & inflating, radiator coolant checking & refill and windscreen washer checking & refill. For that, FIFTH GEAR Xpress giving you a brand new car service experience all in just 30 minutes!
If your car requires others minor fixing such as blown bulb, blown fuse, etc., we will put priority to fix your car problems immediately which is complimentary with your service. Please talk to our friendly staffs, they will be able to assist you at all times.
The key Engine Oil tasks are to protect the engine by lubricating its moving parts, cool critical engine parts by transferring heat away, pump easily to critical engine parts at low temperatures, keep internal components clean and free from varnish and harmful deposits. No matter how good the oil, eventually they can no longer perform the previously described tasks effectively. That´s because with time and mileage, the oil´s additives get used up, causing the Engine Oil to degrade. At this point the oil must be changed before sludge and deposits build up. When the oil is drained, the contaminants are removed with it.
The Oil Filter in your engine is one of the most important component in engine lubrication, apart from the oil that runs through it and the oil pump that pumps the oil through the channels. If not for the Oil Filter, Engine Oil contaminants and debris that are grinded off the engine internals would result in a slow but catastrophic end to an engine’s life. The Oil Filter must be replaced together with Engine Oil changed.
Air Filter Cleaning / Replacement
A smooth flow of clean air is required by your engine to run efficiently. Air mixes with gasoline in the right proportions and creates the spark that propels the car. When you increase the size of your air intake, you can actually increase the car's performance. That is not the concern of most drivers, though. Fuel efficiency, on the other hand, is of paramount importance. A better MPG (miles per gallon) ratio means money saved at the gas station. A clean Air Filter can actually improve your gas mileage. We will perform cleaning to the air filter during your regular car serving. Only if the Air Filter is too dirty to clean off or damage then our technician will advise the customer to replace it.
Tyres Pressure Checking & Inflating
The tyre inflation pressure is directly related to safety. Therefore, tyres pressure must be checked regularly, and proper maintenance can prolong the lifespan of the tyres.
Importance of Tyres Pressure
Optimum air pressure should be maintained to ensure safety, driving performance, tyre life and fuel cost.
Tyres have been known to lose up to one psi (pound per square inch) in a month. Therefore, it is important to check all tyres, even the spare, at least once a month or before a long trip.
Radiator Coolant Checking & Refill
Coolant consists of a mixture of water and antifreeze that is stored in the car’s radiator. The coolant mixture is moved through the engine by means of a water pump. The water circulates through the engine, absorbs the excess heat energy and carries it to the radiator.
The coolant in a car’s cooling system needs to be inspected every so often to protect against corrosion. While the main component of antifreeze, ethylene glycol does not expire, any additives to inhibit corrosion eventually do. This makes it a requirement that you change the coolant every 50,000 KM. The radiator, too, must be in good working order. If rust builds up, the heat exchanger may fail to function properly and lead to problems down the road.
Windscreen Washer Checking & Refill
Most of the car owners pay attention to the maintenance of the vehicle but among them, many forget to include windscreen maintenance in their periodic checkups.
Your vehicle’s windscreen is one of its most important features, designed to keep you sheltered from the elements, help you maintain a clear view of the road and protect you in an accident. So it is essential that you keep it properly maintained – and this includes keeping it clean to ensure you can see the road and any potential hazards clearly.
** All the photos shown above are for illustration purpose only. Actual parts used are according to car makes and models, and also customers' preferences.