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Car Maintenance Checklist

When I learnt to drive it hadn't occurred to be that I would also be the one in charge of my cars health.
I'd always thought I'd have someone else to do that for me but over the years I have had to learn for myself the importance of looking after my car. Today's post I wanted to share my own tips on how to keep your car in good health. It's really simple and anyone can do it, all you need is a checklist and your cars manual for guidance.

The first thing I do is make a list on my calendar and in my diaries when my car needs its servicing and MOT.  As its a legal requirement I make sure that I have the end dates noted down and I set a reminder on my phone with plenty of time to book a suitable appointment.

Next, I make a list of all the things I need to do to my car on a monthly or weekly basis an example of these are;

Cleaning out the car // coolant and antifreeze levels //Air pressure 
Wiper blades // Lights // Tyres & tread depth // Screenwash // 
Oil levels 

These little checks can be the first signs in detecting problems that could potentially lead to bigger issues and a huge bill from your garage!

One area that often gets forgotten or ignored about and that I have now added to my checklist is the exhaust.  The exhaust is a vital part of our car because the exhaust provides a range of jobs from improving the fuel consumption and engine's performance to redirecting the fumes away from passengers and also helping with noise reduction.

If you think your car exhaust may have a fault then there are many garages that can help for example DAT Tyres provides trouble free car exhaust repairs in and around London and Hertfordshire.

When driving listen to see if you can hear any unusual noises as these can be an indication there is a problem. As well as just listen have a good look at your exhaust check for any cracks, rusting and holes getting to know what your car looks and sounds like can help you detect problems earlier.

As well as keeping an eye on your exhaust it's also vital to check your tyres on a weekly basis, checking for any punctures, changes in physical appearance and especially the tread depth will help keep your car road legal, running efficiently and as safe as possible.
If you need to change your tyre don't always go for the cheapest you get what you pay for and especially in Winter you want reliable tyres, I personally use Dunlop tyres. They are mid range tyres with excellent grip and performance in all weather, I have yet to have any issues. 

Checking your car regularly can help save you hundreds of pounds, in the long run, so download my car checklist to help you with your car maintenance.

Do you check your car regularly? 

* This is a sponsored post all words and opinions are that of my own.

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