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Regular Car Checks To Put Any Driver's Mind At Ease

Owning a car is a huge responsibility. When you carry passengers, you hold their lives in your hands. Not caring for your vehicle is irresponsible and can have tragic consequences. To avoid disaster, carry out regular checks on your car. Ensuring that everything is running smoothly is your responsibility! So, what checks should you be doing? Here’s a list of the essentials.

TIRES
Tires are an obvious one. If you aren’t checking these, you should be. Carrying out tires checks at least once every two weeks will ensure you avoid future problems. You should be checking tire pressure and general condition. Check there are no punctures, which could cause problems down the line. Most cars include a spare tire, so if you do spot a problem, it won’t take long to fix. If you do use your spare tire, make sure you buy a new one. You don’t want to end up without a tire when you’re in a tight spot! Tires are crucial in the safety of your car, and making sure yours are in top condition is essential.

SCREENWASH
You are required, by law, to have a working screenwash system in your car. Improper maintenance will lead to blockages and problems that could cost a lot to get fixed. You also decrease your visibility by not keeping on top of your screenwash. You need to be able to get rid of anything that could cause you blind spots while you’re driving. Keep your screenwash system topped up with a good quality screenwash additive. It’s worth picking one with antifreeze, for those cold mornings!

OIL CHANGES
Oil breaks down over time, and a complete oil change is necessary sometimes. The oil will need changing after 5,000 miles. If you drive fast, you might need to change it more often than that. Get your oil changed professionally to ensure it's done properly. You don’t have to go out of your way to do this, either. Companies like Walmart oil change allow you to get your oil change during your weekly chores.

LIGHTS
Checking your lights is another must. You should look out for blown bulbs and cracks. Having lights that don’t work is a criminal offense. Working lights are crucial for your visibility, especially when you’re driving at night. They also signal to the other drivers around you. In short, you can’t go without them. Check these weekly. If you notice a blown bulb, get to the garage before you use your car next. If you see a crack, don’t hesitate to get that sorted too. Ignoring problems will only lead to more issues down the line.

Your car is your responsibility. Make sure you check it to ensure your own and your passenger’s safety. Doing the proper checks will make sure that you spot any issues before they become dangerous. Catching things early can also save you money in the long run. Leaving small things unchecked will only lead to major problems. If you’re not sure, get it checked!



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