I had my previous car for 9 years. In fact it was only my second car. The first car I had – my trusty Ford Fiesta I had even longer! I believe in taking pride in looking after a car and keeping up to date with timely maintenance. This will save you money in the long run, as well as extending your car’s life. Plus helping to limit costly breakdowns.
Here is a list of my tips to help with the maintenance of looking after your car:
Check Tyre Tread
When you are carrying your family around in your car, you want to make sure one of the most important parts on your car is safe. For me this is the tyres. The tyres are the one part of the car keeping you on the road. Therefore it’s vitally important to check the condition, pressure, wear and the tread depth regularly. The legal tread depth limit is 1.6mm in the UK and in a continuous band around the central three-quarters of the tyre.
If you are looking to renew your tyres you can order tyres online in simple steps from Jet Wheel Tyre. This will give you a piece of mind especially if you are heading away on holiday.
Check Your Oil
To keep your engine healthy it’s recommended to check the oil level once a week. You would need to check your own car’s handbook for how often to change your oil. But they do say to change it more often if you do a lot of heavy work and lots of miles.
Check Your Fluid Levels
It’s true that the fluid’s in your car are it’s blood. Again like the oil level you need to be checking the coolant, power steering fluid, transmission fluid, windscreen washer fluid and brake fluid levels every week.
Check The Lights
Coming out of Winter when you may have been using your lights more, you may forget to check if your lights are all working. Now with the lighter evenings you may not use them as often but you still need them to work. You can park next to a reflective surface, or get someone to walk around the car while you switch all the lights on, to ensure they are all working.
Check Belts, Brakes and Hoses
Checking your belts and hoses for wear and tear can save you money from an expensive fix. Also your brakes are one of the most important parts to keep in check to avoid a nasty accident.
Check The Wipers
With all the icy weather we have had over the past few months. it’s easy to wreck your wiper blades. You need good wiper blades to clear the heavy rain showers. They should be replaced once a year to help with vision and to keep the scratches at bay on your windscreen.
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I hope these tips on extending your car’s life are useful and help to keep you safe on your journey’s this holiday season.
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*This is a collaborative post.