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The Ultimate Car Maintenance Guide for Kenings Rental Clients

We understand that taking care of the vehicles you rent is essential to ensuring a smooth and enjoyable driving experience. This blog aims to provide you with valuable tips and insights into car maintenance, helping you make the most of your rental and keeping the vehicles in top-notch condition. Whether you’re a frequent renter or a first-timer, these maintenance tips will come in handy.

REGULAR FLUID CHECKS

Checking your car’s fluids is a simple yet crucial aspect of maintenance. Regularly inspect the oil, coolant, brake fluid, and transmission fluid levels. Low levels or dirty fluids can affect performance and lead to more serious problems.

TIRE CARE

Proper tire maintenance is essential for safety and optimal fuel efficiency. Check tire pressure regularly and ensure they are inflated according to the manufacturer’s recommendations. Also, inspect tires for signs of wear and tear, and rotate them as recommended.

CLEANLINESS MATTERS

Keeping the car clean isn’t just about aesthetics – it also helps maintain the vehicle’s integrity. Regularly wash the exterior and clean the interior to prevent dirt and debris from causing damage or unpleasant odours.

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GENTLE DRIVING

Drive the rental car responsibly. Avoid aggressive driving, sudden stops, and excessive speeding. Gentle driving not only enhances fuel efficiency but also minimizes wear and tear on the vehicle’s components.

WATCH OUT FOR WARNING LIGHTS

If any dashboard warning lights come on, don’t ignore them. They could indicate potential issues that require immediate attention. If you’re unsure about the meaning of a warning light, refer to the owner’s manual or contact our customer service.

FOLLOW SERVICE SCHEDULES

Our rental vehicles are regularly serviced, but it’s still important to follow the recommended service schedule. Scheduled maintenance helps prevent breakdowns and keeps the car performing optimally.

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FUEL QUALITY

Use the recommended fuel type for the rental car. Using lower-quality fuel can impact the engine’s efficiency and overall performance.

RESPECT THE VEHICLE’S LIMITS

Each vehicle has its limits in terms of weight capacity and towing capabilities. Respect these limits to prevent strain on the engine and other components.

BE MINDFUL OF PARKING

Park in safe and well-lit areas to reduce the risk of theft or damage. Avoid parking in areas where the vehicle could be exposed to extreme weather conditions.

DOCUMENT ANY ISSUES

Before taking the rental car, inspect it thoroughly for any existing damage, scratches, or dents. Document these issues and inform our staff before driving off. This helps avoid misunderstandings when returning the vehicle.

By following these car maintenance tips, you’ll not only have a smoother driving experience but also contribute to the longevity and performance of our rental vehicles. Remember, proper maintenance ensures that you enjoy your journey without any unexpected hiccups. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to our customer service team. Happy driving and safe travels!

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We specialize in vehicle rental services and make it easy for you to book online and hire vehicles from several locations.

Our vehicle rental services include cars, vans, trucks, and even an Executive bus, depending on your needs. Each of our vehicles is in excellent condition, and ensures safety, and comfort, marking us as a leading provider of vehicle rentals across South Africa.

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341 Koeberg Road, Brooklyn, Cape Town, 7441

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+27 (0) 21 555 9561

Email:

booking@kenings.co.za