The frequency of car servicing depends on various factors such as age, mileage, and the manufacturer’s recommendations. As a general guideline, getting a full service every 12 months or 12,000 km’s is ideal, whichever comes first. However, this can vary between manufacturers and models, so it’s crucial to consult the vehicle owner’s manual or the manufacturer’s website for specific details. High-performance cars or those subjected to heavy use may require more frequent servicing. Additionally, if you notice any unusual sounds or changes in the car’s performance, it’s vital to bring your car for an inspection and servicing to prevent more significant problems in the future.
At Afentoulides Autoservices, we use OE quality parts to protect your manufacturer warranty and to ensure your car is fitted with the it’s correct parts and to maintain performance.
If your check engine light turns on, that can be due to many reasons. The issue might be significant or simple, like a gas cap that is loose or something more complex. Bring your car in to our garage for a check to make sure you are safe to drive. We can identify the problem and inform you of it, allowing you to decide whether to take further action to restore your car to its optimal performance.
The frequency of oil changes varies based on the type of vehicle, the oil used, and the driving conditions. As a general rule, we recommend changing your oil every 5,000 to 7,500 km’s or every six months, depending on the car and it’s use. Consult us for specific recommendations for your car.
As water is for humans, oil is the lubricant that keeps your vehicle running efficiently. If you choose not to change your oil then your car will encounter problems which can potentially harm your car’s engine. Making sure your car’s oil gets changed properly and at the due times, ensures its longevity for many more thousands of kilometres.
The numbers on oil labels represent the viscosity, or thickness, of the oil. The viscosity rating is divided into two parts: the first number represents the oil’s viscosity in cold temperatures (measured in “W” for winter), while the second number represents its viscosity in hot temperatures.
For example, 10W-30 oil has a viscosity of 10 in cold temperatures and 30 in hot temperatures. The lower the first number, the better the oil will flow in cold temperatures, while the higher the second number, the better it will maintain its viscosity in hot temperatures. In addition, it’s important to choose the right type of oil, as there are many, such as conventional, synthetic, or a blend. Using the wrong oil for your engine can lead to serious damage, reduced performance and decreased fuel efficiency. Consult us for specific recommendations for the the proper type of oil for your car.
Tire pressure is one of the most important indicators for a car’s road condition. Low tire pressure can cause uneven wear on your tires, meaning that one tire may wear faster than another forcing you to have to replace all of your tires sooner, and also puts you at risk of popping your tire sooner. As an example, driving on high speeds may make you feel your car pulling you to one side of the road because of this. Low tire pressure also affects your car’s power generation, costing you more gasoline and money. Always keep your tires in shape, so they can take care of you.
The recommended tyre pressure for your vehicle can usually be found in your vehicle owner’s manual, on a sticker located on the driver’s side door jamb, or inside the fuel filler flap. The recommended tyre pressure may vary depending on the type of tyres and the load your vehicle is carrying.
It’s important to have your car brakes checked regularly to ensure that they are functioning properly and to prevent any potential accidents. As a general rule, it’s recommended that you have your brakes checked at least once a year. However, there are some warnings signs to look out for.

  • Squeaking, squealing or grinding noises when you apply the brakes
  • The brake pedal feels spongy or soft, or requires more pressure to engage than usual
  • The car pulls to one side when you apply the brakes
  • The brake warning light on your dashboard is illuminated
  • The brake pedal vibrates or pulsates when you apply the brakes

if you feel that your brakes leave you behind, bring your car in to our garage for a check to make sure you are safe to drive.

A coolant flush is an important part of maintaining your vehicle’s cooling system, and with proper care extends the life of your engine. The purpose of a coolant flush is to replace the old, worn-out coolant in your vehicle’s radiator with fresh coolant. It prevents engine overheating, prevents against corrosion and rust, avoiding leaks and other issues that can lead to your car’s engine damage.