Published on : 25 May 20233 min reading time
If you want to keep your car in tip-top shape, regular checks are essential. It’s important to check fluid levels, brakes, battery and electrics, filters, oil and tyres. These checks can be carried out at home or at a garage. Problems can be detected earlier if checks are carried out regularly, which can save you money in the long run.
Regular Oil and Filter Changes
To ensure your car stays in good condition, it’s important to change the oil and filters regularly. The recommended interval for an oil change depends on the specific make and model of your car, so make sure to check your owner’s manual. Additionally, keeping an eye on your car’s fluid levels is crucial to maintaining its performance.
Tire Inspection and Rotation
Tyres are one of the most important components of your car, and wear can lead to reduced performance and safety. It is important to check tyres regularly for signs of abnormal wear and to inflate tyres regularly. Regular tyre rotation is important for even wear. You can check the owner’s manual for recommended rotation intervals.
Battery Health and Electrical System Check
Electrical problems can cause unexpected car breakdowns. Regular checks of battery health, connections and alternators are recommended to avoid breakdowns. Batteries can be tested at car parts dealers or in a garage. The use of a multimeter can help to test the condition of the battery.
Regular Brake Pad Inspection and Replacement
Brakes are one of the most important parts of your car for your safety. Brake pads should be working at their best and discs should be smooth for optimum braking. Brake pads should be checked regularly and changed if necessary. Brakes can be checked by a qualified mechanic or you can check the owner’s manual for recommended replacement intervals.
Filters should be replaced regularly to maintain the performance of your car. Air filters should be replaced every 10,000 to 15,000 miles and fuel filters should be replaced every 20,000 to 40,000 miles. Oil filters should be changed at every oil change to prevent engine damage.
Check fluid levels regularly (oil, coolant, brake fluid, power steering fluid, automatic transmission fluid, etc.).
Check the condition of the windscreen wipers and lights (headlights, parking lights, indicators, brake lights, etc.) regularly.
If you carry out these maintenance checks regularly, you’ll have a car that’s working at its best, and you’ll be able to avoid breakdowns. Taking care of your car can be a way of making your life more harmonious and peaceful. You can drive more comfortably, more safely and more serenely.