Easy Checks To Make Sure Your Car is in the Best Condition

If you are a car fanatic looking after your car may be your favourite pastime. On the other hand, if you just use them to get places it could feel like a dull chore. Either way it is easy to manage. By doing a few simple checks and jobs, you will know your car is running at full capacity when you take it out on the road.

Shelby GT500

Shelby GT500

The windscreen

This is easy to check. Just make sure that there are no visible cracks or chips on the surface of the glass. You can check all your windows if you like, but the windscreen is the most at risk of being damaged. Cars in front you can throw up stones and clumps of dirt that are big enough to create havoc. It may be a small repair or a big job. You might want to check out a windscreen replacement company online.

Here is a little tip. Have you ever heard a high pitched whistle while driving your car? That is a sign there is a tiny hole in one of your windows. It will be invisible to the human eye. This does not need to be repaired, but it may start to annoy you after a while.

The Body

Again this is easy to do. Look out for any scratches or signs of the paint wearing off. Check for any dents or damage to the bumper, particularly if you think you might have ever hit something. This is more about whether you care how your car looks rather than functionality. The simplest way to know whether your car has been damaged is clean it regularly. A clean car will show marks and dents a lot clearer than one covered in dirt.

Oil

This should be checked about once a fortnight. Make sure you use the right oil for the type of car and know how to fill it up. If you find yourself needing to fill up more often, this could mean there is a big problem.

Tyres

Have you seen Jeremy Clarkson on Top Gear kick his car wheels? Yes, this is a very basic check of tyre pressure. It is the same technique my driving instructor taught me years ago. If they feel firm when you kick them they are probably fine. On the other hand, if you are a worrier you may want to do a more thorough check. If that is the case, you will need a pressure gauge.

Learn by doing

This is something you can do for yourself rather than something you can do to your car. It is a good idea to know your car, how it works and what makes it tick. For example, one thing you should know is how to change a car tire. But you should also understand what an MOT is and how it works. These are simple things to understand, and you will have the hang of it in no time.

After that enjoy yourself out on the roads. You have taken the time to do the checks. You know your car is the best it can be, and you will be able to deal with any problems in the future.

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