Top 5 Tips For Keeping Your Dacia Running Smoothly

To keep your Dacia running the best it can it’s important to be frequent with your maintenance and inspections.  Properly maintaining your Dacia means you will reduce future repair costs and optimise your car's performance.  We have created 5 fundamental things to keep your Dacia running as smooth as possible.

The Engine

Oil is basis of everything and for most of us with busy lives we need to change this every three months of every 3,000 miles.  This is how you can keep your Dacia in good shape without having to pay out large amounts. If you are frequently in stop-and-go traffic you should try and change your oil more often as this type of driving can affect the oil faster.  So, to keep your Dacia running smooth, make sure you have the following engine-related services done regularly:

  • ​Change the oil.
  • Change the oil filter, air filter and fuel filter.
  • Check the PCV valve for proper operation.
  • Check the spark plugs and spark plug wires.
  • Very Hard – 10.5 and higher gpg.

The Transmission

Your transmission makes your Dacia move by bringing power from the engine to the wheels. A regular check-up of the transmission fluid will keep your car shifting smoothly. This can be done at our service centre here at Specialist Cars Dacia.

The Battery

Batteries store the energy that’s needed to start your car’s engine. And once the engine is running, the alternator starts re-charging the battery for the next start. Maintenance includes keeping the battery clean and secured so it doesn’t vibrate, keeping connections clean and tight at the terminals, and checking the water level (if necessary).

The Emission System

Your emission system runs almost the entire length of your Dacia. And in the process of moving exhaust away from the engine and passenger cabin, it analyses the gases, refines them into water vapor and less-harmful gases, and directs them through dampers to reduce noise. Your emission system does all of this important work while hanging from the bottom of your vehicle – and as you can imagine, it can take a lot of abuse down there. So, to keep your Dacia running smoothly, quietly and efficiently, you should have your emission system inspected every year.

The Brake System

The brake system is extremely important to monitor and make sure that they are working properly. All brakes rely on friction, which is supplied by either a brake pad or a brake shoe to slow and stop your Dacia. To stop a wheel, a disc brake uses a calliper fitted with brake pads to grab a spinning disc, or rotor. A drum brake has a wheel cylinder that pushes a brake shoe against the inside of a spinning drum.

When brakes need a mechanic’s attention, they give certain warning signals. For example, a low or spongy pedal can mean that there’s air in the hydraulic system. A red brake-warning light that stays on could mean that there’s an imbalance in your hydraulic system. And while some brake noises are normal, chirps, continuous squeals and grinding sounds almost always mean that it’s time for new brake pads or shoes. But anytime you notice something irregular about your brakes, it’s a good idea to have them checked out.

It may seem simple but keeping your Dacia fit and healthy will be a lot better for you in the long run. And while you’re getting your used Dacia serviced you can try out a new model from out full range here at Specialist Cars Dacia.