The Car Checks You Can't Afford To Forget

Posted by Ben Davidson about 6 months ago
As a car owner, you are completely responsible for all of the maintenance of your vehicle. How you go about doing this, is entirely up to you. You might just want to take your car to the nearest mechanic whenever you think that something is up with it. However, if you are interested in keeping the overall cost of your car maintenance down to an absolute minimum, then it is a good idea to do some very basic checks yourself.

Not sure what you need to check out on a regular basis? Read on to find out more!

Tires

Getting your tires checked as often as possible is critical. If you don’t keep an eye on them, then the tread on them could wear down to a dangerously thin layer. That will make it easy for the vehicle to skid to a halt whenever you try to brake. If you think that the tread is getting too thin, you will need to replace your old tires for some new ones.

Oil

The oil is another feature that needs to be checked as often as possible. Your car should have a dipstick or a gauge that can make this easier for you. Don’t want to get dirty when changing the oil? No problem; you can always try www.telletire.com and their oil-changing services. But if you do want to tackle this yourself, it shouldn’t be too difficult for you to do so. There will be plenty of online guides and how-tos that can show you how it’s done.

Brakes

Another important safety check that you need to carry out is on your brakes. Generally speaking, you should quickly test the brakes before you head out on any journey. But you also need to remember to test them if you ever drive through any deep puddles. That’s because the water from the puddle could get into the brake system, which can cause significant damage. If you think that your brakes are damaged, you will need to take your car to your local mechanic to get them properly checked out.
Sound

Cars make lots of different sounds and noises, some of which aren’t what you might expect to hear. In fact, there are already some great online articles about which kinds of noises you need to worry about, like the one at www.autoguide.com. So, whenever you turn on your car, it’s a good idea to simply sit for a few minutes in the driver’s seat and just listening to the sounds as the car warms up. Hopefully, it will all sound like everything is fine with the vehicle!

Antifreeze

During the winter months, it is necessary to keep a check of the levels of antifreeze in your car. Otherwise, you might run out before you realize it, and you might struggle to defrost your windows.

As you can see, there are plenty of car checks that you need to carry out on a regular basis. Just don’t forget to do yours!

Tags:

Latest Articles

See All
  • We're Making Driving More Expensive For Ourselves!
    We're Making Driving More Expensive For Ourselves!

    September 20, 2018 - Well, pretty much your whole life is going to revolve around driving now, so, have a read on, and let us show you a few ways that you’re probably making driving more expensive for yourself.

  • Things Every New Motorcyclist Should Know
    Things Every New Motorcyclist Should Know

    September 19, 2018 - There are many things new motorcyclists should be aware of if they want to stay safe and enjoy their riding. Motorcycle riding can give a feeling of freedom and excitement, but you do not want to put yourself in any danger.

  • Top Tips To Avoid Road Accidents
    Top Tips To Avoid Road Accidents

    September 19, 2018 - Car accidents are a horrid part of motoring life. No one thinks it will happen to them, but you're unlikely to go many years without some form of mishap occurring - whether you're to blame or not. Of course, you can never make yourself immune, but it

  • Why Do So Many Drivers Give Up?
    Why Do So Many Drivers Give Up?

    September 14, 2018 - You might think this is strange as driving is so essential to some people, but there are actually quite a few really good reasons why some car owners might simply never get behind the wheel again. Read on to find out more!

  • No License, No Problem: Off-Road adventure at the Calabogie Boogie
    No License, No Problem: Off-Road adventure at the ...

    September 13, 2018 - Off-road riding is an interesting area of motorcycling, as, in many cases, you don’t actually need a license to do it. You’ll certainly find your share of licensed riders – both new and seasoned – partaking. But you’ll also find riders of all skill l

  • 4 Essential Things To Do After Buying A Used Car
    4 Essential Things To Do After Buying A Used Car

    September 10, 2018 - There’s nothing wrong with dipping into the used car market. In fact, you will often find some absolute bargains when you purchase a second-hand car. Regardless of whether you’ve bought a vintage vehicle or a modern machine that’s only a year old; he

  • Titanium Gleams in the Automobile Industry
    Titanium Gleams in the Automobile Industry

    September 10, 2018 - Titanium’s strength, light weight, and high survival rate is making it a top choice for cutting edge cars and in this post, we will highlight just a few of its most cutting edge uses.

  • Off-Roading: How To Choose The Perfect Vehicle
    Off-Roading: How To Choose The Perfect Vehicle

    September 3, 2018 - If you’ve given off-roading a try and have decided that you really enjoy getting out and about and cruising across country instead of on the roads, then you might be thinking about treating yourself to your own off-road vehicle

  • 2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo: Putting the Fun in Funky
    2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo: Putting the Fun in Fu...

    September 3, 2018 - Two doors or four doors? When you’re buying a sporty car, it’s a choice many buyers are faced with. But Hyundai did things a little differently, giving you a sweet spot in the middle with three doors in the Veloster. When it first launched in 2011,

  • What Should You Do After a Minor Car Collision?
    What Should You Do After a Minor Car Collision?

    August 30, 2018 - It’s worth knowing what you should do and how you should conduct yourself if you’re ever in this situation yourself. So you should read on now and learn more about what you should do after a minor car collision.

Share This!

or