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Auto Guide
  1. Check your Air Filter.
  2. Inspect Fluids and Tire Pressure Regularly check.
  3. Change your Spark Plugs.
  4. Get your Tires Rotated and Balanced.
  5. Clean your Windshields and Replace the Wipers.
  6. Inspect and Replace Serpentine Belts.
  7. Check your breaks.
  8. Keep it Covered.
  9. Drive Better.
  10. Exterior Engine Cleaning.
  11.  Carry the important tools all times.
  12. Protect your headlight.
  13.  Protect the interior of your car.

First service – 500– 700 KM / one month

The first service of a two wheeler is done at 500 -700 KM or one month of usage. During this service, Engine oil is changed and water service is done. Though usage is still less, manufacturers recommend for a change of oil as chances of contamination of oil is more due to presence of small metal pieces in the tank during setting of new engine.

Second Service – 2,500 – 2,700 KM / 4 months

The second service is carried out between 2500 – 2700 KM and 3 months from first service. During this service clutch plates are changed along with changing oil. Apart from this chain lubrication and checking of all bolts and nuts are done.

Third service – 4,500 – 5,000 KM / 7 months

The third service is carried out at 4500-5000 KM and within 3 months from second service. This service will include change of oil and other fluids. Also, by now it is possible that the bike may have had some damage or banging during common usage, which may require replacement. For example, in my bike the rear seat foot rest edge was broken during a small accident and hence the same had to be replaced with new one as it is a molded part.

Fourth service – 6,500 – 7,000 KM / 9 months

The fourth service is carried out at 6500-7000 km or 2 months from date of third service. Here apart from change of oils, it is recommended to change the clutch plate, as with clutch riding the plates tend to wear out. That being said, the damage wasn’t too bad, and carried on with the same plate for now.

Fifth service – 8,500 – 9,000 KM / 11 months

The fifth service is carried out at 8,500- 9,000 km or 60 days from the date of the fourth service. At this point, the clutch plate change cannot be delayed and should be carried out.

Sixth service – 10,500 – 11,000 KM / 13 months

Sixth service is carried out at 10,500 to 11,000 km of usage or within 60 days from fifth service. During this service, again engine oil is replaced, but now there is a more thorough physical check, such as nuts and bolts, electrical check, battery water wash, etc. It is at this point that you will find your two-wheeler starting to age.

  1. You should check the engine oil level at least once a fortnight and top up as necessary.
  2. Never add too much oil, as this will create excess pressure that could damage the engine seals and gaskets, and cause oil leaks. To check the engine oil levels.
  3. Make sure the engine is cold and the car is on level ground.
  4. Remove the dipstick and wipe it clean with a cloth. Reinsert it fully, pull it out again and check that the oil mark is between the “F” and “L” marks.
  5. If the oil is below the “L” mark then you will need to add more oil. 
  6. Find the oil filler cap, usually found on the top of the engine and marked ‘oil’. Unscrew this carefully and place to one side.
  7. Pour in a small amount of new oil and recheck the level with the dipstick. If needed repeat until you have the correct oil level.
  8. If the oil does need topping up then you should make sure you use the correct oil, the same as what is already in the engine. Your owner’s manual should give you full instructions. If you don’t know which specific oil to use then you can use high quality general engine oil such as AT Oil.
  • You should aim to check tyre pressure, including the spare, once a week.
  • Correct tyre pressures results in optimised braking, handling, grip and fuel efficiency.
  • Low tyre pressure will increase your car’s fuel consumption, shorten the life of the tyre and increase risk of tyre failure.
  • High tyre pressure will cause diminished grip, reduce stability in braking and cornering and increase the risk of impact tyre damage.
  • Only check you tyre pressure when the tyres are cold.
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  1. Your car’s braking system is complex and should be checked by a professional every 10,000 miles or at least once a year.
  2. For non-professionals, the best ways to check your brakes are as follows. Whilst driving be aware of how the braking system feels. If the brake pedal lacks firmness or goes almost to the floor before engaging, the system should be checked. It could mean that the brake-fluid level has gotten low or is leaking.
  3. Shaking or vibration in the pedal or steering wheel may indicate that rotors are in need of replacement or resurfacing.
  4. A squealing sound indicates that the pads are wearing thin. The sound of grinding or metal-on-metal can be a sign of even more serious problems. Letting that condition continue is likely to ensure that you’ll be needing to replace your rotors as well as your brake pads.
  5. To check the handbrake is in good working order – whilst on a incline pull the handbrake on. If it takes more than a few clicks before the car is securely held then the cable or rear calipers/drums need to be checked by a professional mechanic.
  1. The FLOWERY Check acts as an early warning system, and if done correctly, will point out any faults with your car which can lead to it breaking down, or which can put you in danger.
  2. Perform the check at least once a week, and before any long journey.
  3. Fuel – check that you have enough fuel for your journey, or at least to get you to a petrol station.
  4. Lights – check all lights, indicators and brake lights are working.
  5. Water – check the levels of your engine coolant and windscreen washer fluid.
  6. Electrics – check all electrical features: horn, wipers etc
  7. Rubber – check the tires are fit for purpose, and that they are at the correct pressure. Check the wipers blades too.
  8. Yourself – make sure you are fit to drive, that you aren’t tired or under the influence of drink, drugs or medicines.