On 4th April 2015, Bridgestone Vietnam and BVOT Group organized the first-ever “DRIVE IN STYLE” event at Phu My Hung, District 7. Targeted at luxury car owners in Vietnam, the event featured the latest in vehicle care and had renowned experts from the automotive industry sharing information on car care and maintenance solutions.
The experts shared three key points of advice on how to maintain a vehicle in top condition.
Changing automotive oil periodically
With the different weather conditions in Vietnam compared to the car’s country of origin, the engine oil needs to be replaced periodically. Due to the different engine types and weather, the oil should be chosen carefully. If the incorrect type of oil is used, the life of the car may be reduced even if the vehicle is generally well maintained.
Care when cleaning the vehicle
When cleaning the car, selecting the correct chemicals is very important, to prevent damage to the costly upholstery, paint and interior panels. However, many drivers tend to use the wrong type of chemicals, resulting in damage to the paint, or in more severe cases, peeling of the interior panels and upholstery.
In addition, the cleaning should be done using the correct tools. This will not only prevent damage, but help clean your car more thoroughly than if the wrong tools are used. An alternative is to engage a professional grooming service. These services can enable your luxury car to retain a showroom-like shine.
Check tires periodically
The last piece of advice relates to car tires – a very simple and basic component of cars which many owners miss out during care and maintenance.
Tires are the only point of contact between the vehicle and the road. Hence, they are literally the most important safety system on a vehicle. Well-maintained tires ensure maximum performance and safety from your vehicle.
Without proper maintenance and care for tires, it might suffer premature or uneven wear or damage, shortening its lifespan. Most importantly, without proper maintenance and care for your tires, safety will be greatly compromised, which can lead to increased braking distance, and might result in a higher risk of losing control of your vehicle.
Apart from ensuring that tires are in good condition, vehicle owners should also consider high-quality tires from renowned brands as they can make a big difference in ride quality and comfort. Good quality tires can reduce cabin noise, making passengers feel as comfortable as sitting in a first-class seat on an airplane.
Besides owning a luxury car, having an elegant style and good road etiquette, luxury car drivers need to have the necessary knowledge about their vehicle’s maintenance. A well-maintained vehicle, coupled with smooth operation and a quiet cabin will bring immense satisfaction to its driver, and a sense of pride in ownership.
Bridgestone Viet Nam
Bridgestone Vietnam Ltd, Co. is a group company of Bridgestone Corporation - the world’s largest rubber and tire company. Its products are sold in over 150 nations and territories around the world.