What's a "car maintenance"?
Let's get a bike! When you think that you are going to have to pay a fee called "miscellaneous expenses" in addition to the price of the vehicle.
There are other fees that must be paid to register your vehicle, such as taxes and liability insurance, as well as fees for the motorcycle shop to register your license plate number on your behalf and fees related to security registration procedures.
The various expenses include a cost called "delivery maintenance", but do you know what kind of maintenance is performed on your vehicle?
If it's a used car, it's somewhat of a cost related to wear and tear parts and grease that needs to be replaced? As you can imagine, this delivery service is also performed when you buy a new car.
New cars are brand new, so isn't there any part of them that needs to be replaced or serviced? You may be thinking, "What is the purpose of delivery maintenance?", but once again, we'll take a look at what it's all about.
Thinking Deeply About Vehicle Maintenance
Once again, delivery maintenance is, as the name implies, necessary for the motorcycle shop to deliver the motorcycle to the customer. Although the nature of delivery service varies depending on the bike shop and the condition of the vehicle, it may be that delivery service is the one where the differences between the bike shops are most apparent.
As mentioned above, it is common for a used car to have its consumables like tires, brakes, and battery, and fluids like oil and coolant inspected and replaced. Some shops leave usable parts as they are, while others replace them with new ones after the car is delivered to the customer, no matter how usable they are.
So what parts of a new car that don't require replacement of wear and tear are serviced?
The truth is that most new bikes are not in very good condition when they arrive at the bike shop. Of course, "not so good" does not mean that there is something wrong with the vehicle, but rather, it means that the bike is "not performing as it should".
Since the new bike arrives at the bike shop "factory-assembled", the shafts and suspension mounting bolts that support the wheels may have been torqued tighter than specified, or there may not be enough grease applied to each bearing and shaft. As a result, the wheel may not move as smoothly as it should, but it may be a bit stubborn and not perform as well as it should.
In order to ensure that this original driving performance can be achieved, we often go out of our way to disassemble and maintain the new car during delivery maintenance.
What happens if you don't do the maintenance on the car?
What will happen if you don't do delivery maintenance when you buy a new car? As mentioned above, despite the fact that you've bought a new car, it won't be able to perform as well as it should. Other than that, the lack of proper lubrication and adjustment will also lead to more wear and tear on each part of the car, leading to higher maintenance costs.
For example, if you buy a higher grade model like the "SP" model that comes with Ohlins as standard equipment, but the suspension bolts are over-torqued on each of the bolts, your Ohlins will be ruined.
There are many tasks that can't be done without knowledge of maintenance, such as just adding engine oil and coolant, but also removing the front and rear wheels, greasing the shaft, and in some cases, greasing the stem bearings as well. It is the people who are not confident in the maintenance of their bikes who should get their bikes serviced properly in order to ride them with peace of mind.
(You may be told that your vehicle is not covered under warranty because it is not serviced by the bike shop.