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359, Negombo Road, Wattala 11300, Sri Lanka

+94 11 290 4949

info@pitanddrive.lk

Monday-Sunday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Monday-Sunday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
359, Negombo Road, Wattala 11300, Sri Lanka

FAQs

What is preventive maintenance?

An automobile is constructed from a large number of parts, which gets worn off, weakened, or corroded gradually affecting the vehicle performance.  This is based on the conditions or the length of use. All the parts in the vehicle should be periodically examined to understand the wear and tear and should be adjusted or replaced to prevent damage to the vehicle.

Following could be achieved by conducting preventive maintenance regularly ensuring the vehicle’s roadworthiness and the customer’s peace of mind.

  • Preventive maintenance can prevent major breakdowns and expensive repairs.
  • The vehicle can be maintained in a state which is in adherence to legal regulations.
  • The life of the vehicle can be extended.
  • The customer can enjoy an economic and safe driving experience.
What maintenance should I be doing and when?

A typical periodical maintenance schedule recommends a particular service at mileage or time intervals. Driving habits and conditions should also be evaluated to determine the frequency of periodical maintenance service intervals. For example, vehicles that frequently are driven for short distances in city traffic may require more frequent oil changes due to the more rapid accumulation of condensation and unburned fuel in the oil.

How do I know when my car needs a tune up?

If your car has a high fuel consumption, lack of engine power when acceleration, abnormal engine vibration then it’s time for your car’s engine tune-up.

Why is my check engine light on?
Your Check Engine Light is one of the most important tools in your vehicle. It lets you know when something is wrong with your engine and usually means you should get it checked. Pit & Drive is equipped with state-of-the-art diagnostic tools to figure out exactly what is wrong and where.
Why is tire pressure important?
Improperly inflating your tires could cause your tires to fail. Properly inflating your tires can ensure proper contact with the road, improving traction and reducing any tire wear.
How do I know when I need new brakes?
During periodic maintenance, your brake are usually inspected. If the thickness is less than 2mm it is very important that you replace your brake pads. This is an important factor to look into since proper brake function could mean the difference between a small scratch and a fatal accident.
Why is tire pressure important?
Improperly inflating your tires could cause your tires to fail. Properly inflating your tires can ensure proper contact with the road, improving traction and reducing any tire wear.
How do I know when I need new brakes?
During periodic maintenance, your brake are usually inspected. If the thickness is less than 2mm it is very important that you replace your brake pads. This is an important factor to look into since proper brake function could mean the difference between a small scratch and a fatal accident.
How often should I have my brakes checked?

At every periodic maintenance. Inspect brakes for

  • Worn, damaged, or missing parts
  • Worn, contaminated or defective disc pads or discs
  • Worn, contaminated or defective linings or drums
  • Leaks in the system and proper fluid level
  • Excessive pedal play

 

In addition, get your vehicle’s brakes immediate checked  if,

  • You feel that your vehicle is not supportive of an immediate brake
  • You hear abnormal sounds when you press the brake paddle
How often should I rotate my tires?

At every periodic maintenance

How often should I change my oil?
Replacement of your vehicle’s engine oil at manufacturer-specified intervals is ideally the best way to ensure your engine lives a long life. Manufacturers usually recommend replacing engine oil every 5,000km.
Why is tire rotation so important?
Your vehicle’s tires each operate in a different orientation with different functions. Therefore, they wear at different rates. Regular rotation means the tires wear evenly, increasing the lifetime of your tires.
How do I know when my wiper blades need to be changed?
Some common signs that you need to look out for are streaking, squeaking, chattering, skipping, cracks, tears, splits, bent or broken frame, worn rubber, and rounded wiping edge when looking to replace your wiper blades.
Why is tire rotation so important?
Your vehicle’s tires each operate in a different orientation with different functions. Therefore, they wear at different rates. Regular rotation means the tires wear evenly, increasing the lifetime of your tires.
How do I know when my wiper blades need to be changed?
Some common signs that you need to look out for are streaking, squeaking, chattering, skipping, cracks, tears, splits, bent or broken frame, worn rubber, and rounded wiping edge when looking to replace your wiper blades.

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