29 May, 2018

Is your Car Summer Ready - Better to be Safe than Sorry Campaign

With the summer fast approaching my focus has been on my car and making sure that it's ready for all the fun activities we have planned. The last thing I want is to be handed with a large bill for breaking down, so it's extremely important to check my car regularly to avoid these mishaps.

The first thing I do is make a list on my calendar and in my diary when my car is due its servicing and MOT.  It's a legal requirement by law to have your car MOT if your looking for a reliable garage then Fife Autocenter in Stirling will be happy to cover all of your vehicle needs.

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 of detecting problems that could potentially lead to bigger issues and a huge bill from your garage!

It's vital to check your tyres on a weekly basis, checking for any punctures, changes in physical appearance and the tread depth.  This will make sure your car is safe, road legal, and running efficiently.

(Image from Pixabay)

One area that often gets forgotten/ignored 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.

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 listening 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.

My last tip would be to make sure you have breakdown cover, you may think you may not need it but its always better to be safe than sorry.

Do you check your car regularly? 

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

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