Top Tips For Car Care

Keeping your car in tip top condition can save you hundreds of pounds in the long run so it is really important to keep on top of it before it gets out of hand. Ignoring small problems now can lead to big problems in the future and there is nothing more vital than knowing your car is safe, especially with children on board. Here are is my personal car maintenance checklist.

Keeping your tyres in good condition is extremely important. A tyre blowout at 70mph on the motorway can, and does, cause fatal accidents. You should check your tyres before every journey to ensure they are safe. Look for any foreign objects which may be stuck. You are looking for any signs of external damage.Check tyre tread and pressure at least once every 2 weeks.  The law in the UK states that tyre tread is a minimum of 1.6mm in a continuous band around the central 3 quarters of the tyre. If it is below 1.6mm, replace it immediately. Check your car manufacturers handbook for tyre pressure or it is sometimes stamped in the sill of the driver’s side door.

Service your car
Servicing your car at least once every 12 months will help ensure it is in top working order. Standard checks in a service include a brakes check, wheel alignment, clutch, battery and much more. Oil and filter changes keep your engine running smooth and you will be advised of any work which may need to be carried out in the future. You can usually also arrange to have your car valeted at the same time which take out the hassle of having to clean the car yourself.

Not only a legal requirement but also another way of keeping your vehicle safe. Carried out every 12 months, MOT’s ensure that your vehicle is safe to be on the road. If a fail is given, the work MUST be carried out before the vehicle is allowed to be used on the road. Most garages offer MOT’s and many can be booked online, for example, you can now easily reserve MOT tests in Wakefield, online from Ossett Tyre House.

Hopefully I have given you some valuable tips for maintaining your vehicle. Remember that you can’t be too careful when it comes to car safety, not only for you but others on the road too.

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  1. Always better to be safe than sorry
    Great tips thanks

  2. I can recall discussing this subject many years ago with Driving Instructor, as well as boyfriend at the time. Seemed to me at the time that Car Maintenance was an appropriate subject to be taught along with Driving Lessons :- I wonder if that is done in America.

    Rachel Craig

  3. Definitely better safe than sorry - thanks for the tips x

  4. I don't have a car so this one doesn't apply but good advice for those who do 👍

  5. My dad thinks his car is perfect.... His heater is stuck and is on constantly, his sunroof leaks and drenches you when it rains and his window doesn't open not good when you need to get a parking ticket or pay the toll on the severn bridge he has to open his door 😂😂

  6. Great tips thank you, my husband always takes car of our car because he's the main driver!

  7. Me and my partner don't drive I think I would be to nervous to take the responsibility of driving my children

  8. A useful little reminder list for all drivers. Thank you.

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