Car Care Tips
Car care and maintenance is important as it could help to lessen your chances of breaking down and improve your car’s performance. Here’s some simple car maintenance checks that you can do yourself at a low cost.
Tyres – You should regularly check your tyre pressures and the general condition of your tyres for any damage e.g. punctures. In the UK, car tyres are required by law to have a minimum tread depth of 1.6mm so this should also be checked.
Engine Oil - Ideally on a fortnightly basis, you should use your car dipstick to check the engine oil levels.Ensure the oil is topped up if required.
Lights - Keep an eye out for blown bulbs on your car and cracks or dirt on the lenses. Ensuring your lights are all working is very important, especially if you drive at night.
Regular Servicing – Ensure you stick to your manufacturer's advice on servicing your car. Servicing is an important part of car care and therefore shouldn't be ignored.
Engine Coolant Level - It's important to regularly check the engine coolant levels. Without sufficient coolant in the reservoir, it could result in your car overheating which must be avoided.
Windscreen - Check your windscreen for any damage such as stone chippings. If you notice any damage, this should be repaired promptly to provide it from getting worse and cracking. Also, you must ensure your screenwash system and windscreen wipers work properly.
Maintenance Apps - Apps such as AutoCare are available on Android and iOS, enabling you to easily track your car's maintenance history, fuel mileage as well as other useful information.
We hope you found this blog interesting and useful. Following these simple maintenance checks will help to ensure your car is in tip-top condition. If you're unsure about how to carry out any of these checks, then read your vehicle owner's manual or visit your local garage for some advice.