A good vehicle inspection and a proper maintenance should be considered a must for every single car on the road. This will not only ensure your safety but also the safety of other people as well. Of course, not all people take these things so seriously and they think that if nothing bad happened, everything is ok, trust me, it isn’t!
Once you take the decision to have a car, you have to know it will be your job to maintain it in good condition and check it at a specialist regularly to make sure everything is functioning properly. Now, I’m not an expert, but in time I’ve learned the basic maintenance tips and because sharing is caring, today I will tell you all about them.
Breaks are important – Well, this isn’t a tough one! According to experts, a break lasts around 25,000 to 50,000 miles (equals 40,000 to 80,000 kilometer) before it needs to be replaced.
Check your oil – It’s very important to check your car’s oil from time to time and get it changed when needed. I have the custom of checking my oil every week before I head out, I feel better knowing that everything is ok.
Check your tires – Since I don’t drive for a long time, I did not know exactly how important tires are until I had my first problem with them. Now I get them checked regularly and I make sure that I change them in the cold season with proper winter tires.
Suspension and steering – Your suspension and steering make manoeuvering your car easy. The suspension keeps your car’s tires in proper contact with the road and your steering allows you to avoid dangerous situations as well as making safe lane changes and parking. This is key to safe driving and you should have your steering and suspension looked at every 10,000-15,000 kilometers.
Get your car periodically checked by a specialist – Actually, this should be my first advice and the most important because no matter how good you take care of your car, a specialist has all the proper tools to check it thoroughly. If your car is more than 3 years old, you will need to do a MOT test and for that, I recommend you Kwik-fit.com. You can apply for a test online and the fact that they’re open 7 days a week will give you enough time to get your car checked properly.