Annual Maintenance Annual Maintenance

Annual Maintenance

VTNZ recommends your car gets a full vehicle health check every 6 to 12 months or 20,000 kms (whichever comes first) to keep your car running at its best.

You should have your car assessed by a professional if:

  • The steering wheel starts slipping or is really hard to turn
  • The car keeps pulling or drifting to one side
  • Your car leaks fluids after being parked up for several hours or overnight
  • It makes funny noises like clicking, clunking or scraping; or squealing when you use your brakes; or popping coming from the exhaust.

Vehicle Health Checks

If you would like an impartial expert to help with your vehicle health check, ask us about our Safety Assessment. Our Automotive Technicians will complete a thorough assessment of your vehicle’s condition.  Then explain exactly what, if anything, needs to be repaired and write clear notes you can give to your repairer or garage, so you can save on repair bills.


When to see a Repairer

We also recommend your car gets an engine oil and filter change every 12 months or 20,000 kms (whichever comes first). You will need to book in with a repairer or garage to have this done.

If you don’t have a preferred repairer, you can find contact details for local mechanics in our branches or ask our staff for some local options. Or you can use MTA’s online register of quality-assured mechanics to Find an MTA Member.

“Paul went above and beyond the call of duty and showed me how to clean the oil off of my car’s engine and top up the oil. He ensured I was safe at all times during the process, and explained to me how this could prolong the quality of my car’s engine and improve its safety in the event of an accident.” – Marla, Customer of VTNZ Takanini

Top Tip: It’s a good idea to keep important details in your vehicle…

  1. Car bulb types (headlights, brake light, indicators)
  2. Tyre pressure and tyre specs
  3. Car insurance policy number
  4. VTNZ Roadside Assistance 0800 882 4235
  5. Number of kms done at the last engine oil change
  6. Type of oil used

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