Hints & Tips
5 Step check list to help you
look after your vehicle.
Listen out for squeaking or grinding noises when you apply the brakes. This may mean your brakes need professional attention.
Check that your brake pedal is functioning correctly and not reaching all the way to the floor. Also ensure that your floor mat is not likely to cause any obstruction.
Familiarize yourself with areas requiring regular fluid top-ups such as the radiator water, engine oil, and brake fluid, automotive transmission fluid, and clutch fluid, antifreeze and windscreen water.
(ask if you are not sure- we are happy to help)
Check both your front and back lights are working correctly (parking in front of a reflective window is a handy way to see if your rear lights are working). Also check your indicators and reversing lights.
Keep a couple of replacement bulbs in your glove box just in case.
The battery terminals should be clean and tightly secured. Check the electrolyte level and top-up with distilled water if needed.
A dead battery is a guaranteed way to ruin your day! Most batteries last around five years so bear in mind that if yours is older, it may need replacing soon.
Check your tyre pressure – including the spare. Most air stations have a tyre pressure guide on the side of the machine (and it’s free!).
Give each tyre a thorough visual check for signs of wear. The tread depth should be no less than that of a match-head. Uneven wear may indicate poor wheel alignment.
(if you need a second opinion pop in and we will have a look)