Checks Everybody Should Be Doing On Their Car
Did you know that there are some common checks everybody should be doing on their own cars and fleet vehicles that could save them considerable time and money in the long run?
You may not even have to take the vehicle to the mechanic for frequent check-ups if you learn how to do them yourself. In addition, you could also eliminate the possibility of breakdowns and other types of malfunctions.
As the old saying goes, if you take care of your car, it will take care of you!
All these checks take very little time and effort and could be all that stand between you and a major breakdown or a huge bill at the mechanics!
Follow these simple checks for a happy and healthy car or fleet:
- Check your car fluids on a periodic basis (including oil, power steering fluids, brake fluids, engine coolant and wiper fluids).
- Check your air filters regularly, as it can adversely affect the performance of the engine or the efficiency of fuel.
- Always ensure that your spare tyre is in good shape and that your jack is in the car.
- Keep an eye on your engine temperature by using the gauge on the dashboard.
- Check your tyres periodically so you can catch signs of any wear and tear that could save you from an unexpected punctures or blown tyres.
- Make sure there are no leaks under the car as this can indicate that either the radiator, brakes, or steering is compromised.
- Change the oil in your filter.
- Check that all your directional lights and headlights are in working condition.
- Check the levels of screen wash and top this up regularly.
- Clean the headlamps, fog lights, and brake lights regularly.
- Check the pressure in the tyres on a monthly basis using an air pressure gauge.
- Check your spark plugs for any damages and change, if needed.
Doing these checks on a regular basis is a great way of keeping your vehicle healthy in the long run.