Used Cars Still Prime? Yes, here are seven tips!

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Used Cars Still Prime? Yes, here are seven tips!

Are you looking for a used car but still unsure about its maintenance? Actually, there are many ways to maintain or care for a used car so that it continues to run optimally and can even be resold at an optimal price. The JBA auction house summarizes seven effective ways to maintain used cars so that they remain stable and can be resold at an optimal selling value. Here are seven tips for you:


  1. Regularly changing the oil

According to some manuals, the car will suggest changing the oil when it reaches 10,000 km. According to the book, you can change the oil regularly every 6,000 km or every 6 months, while the engine oil is changed every 3,000 km or every 3 months. The point is to maintain the vehicle's engine regularly by using good and appropriate oil, so that the vehicle is maintained and comfortable to run. Regular oil changes will help prevent deposits and scale on the engine, which in turn keeps the engine in good condition.


  1. Regularly change the radiator water

Changing the radiator water is done every time the car travels a distance of 20,000 km or when the liquid is cloudy. For that, always make sure the condition of your car's radiator fluid is in good condition and filled with coolant. Referring to point number one, then you need to replace the water radiator every 2 years.


  1. Cleaning the Carburetor System

Used cars that are not used can cause dirt in the carburettor network. This is caused by the absence of gas exhaust in the car exhaust. As a result, it is not uncommon for used cars to be difficult to turn on for the first time.


Therefore, you need to carry out car engine maintenance by cleaning the filter system in the carburizing area regularly. You can also do the treatment independently, by using a toothbrush as a wiper for the dirt that sticks out that arises when the used car is not in use.


  1. Regularly replace the timing belt

The timing belt is a component in a car engine that has an important role because if this component is damaged then the car can be at risk of total death. To care for these components, you can pay attention to the life of the timing belt. Most timing belts will have a service life of 50,000 - 96,000 km. So, if the car you are using has entered that number, immediately replace the car's timing belt with a new one.


Although the timing belt is a component that does not require lubrication, to maintain the performance of the timing belt, you can apply lubricant to the timing belt chain. By doing this lubrication, it makes the rotation system or the rotation of the crankshaft and crankshaft move smoothly.

In addition to lubrication, you also need to check a number of components related to the timing belt, and keep it in good condition. These components include a row of valves on the cylinder head, pistons, camshaft and crankshaft.


  1. Routinely check the condition of the air conditioner

The car cooling feature is one of the important and main components in the car. AC that does not work properly is often one of the problems in used cars. If you don't want this to happen, then the air conditioner is also a car component that must get attention.


There are many things you can do to keep the air conditioner working optimally. Some of these include routinely cleaning the AC condenser, keeping the car cabin clean, and always cleaning the AC filter.


  1. Routinely maintain the cleanliness of the interior and exterior of the car

You need to know how to care for the car chassis to keep it durable, because these components are easily porous and rusty. Even cars that come out of the factory have anti-rust coatings only on certain parts and not all of them are coated with anti-rust cars, for example car chassis.


There are several ways to make the car chassis more durable, long lasting, and farthest from rust so that the car chassis remains in good condition. You have to wash the car after going through the muddy roads, clean the rust and install anti-rust under the car.


  1. Using the right fuel

In order for a used car to still have a healthy and durable engine, you need to use fuel oil (BBM) with an octane rating recommended by the original manufacturer. Octane value or RON (Research Octane Number) refers to the quality possessed by the fuel. The higher the octane rating of the fuel, the more optimal the power produced.

Pertamina itself said that currently almost all vehicles are suitable and it is recommended to use a higher RON to maintain engine performance, for example such as Pertamax with 92 RON. Pertamax is recommended to clean the engine and keep it free from rust. Even so, it's better if you use a fuel that matches the RON needs of the car you're using.


So, you don't have to worry anymore about buying or selling your vehicle at the JBA auction hall. Come on, get your dream car safely and comfortably at the JBA auction hall! For information on car auctions at JBA, you can click here or contact JBA customer service at 021 1500 369 .

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