We often think about having a car check going into winter but what about after? Many of us I am sure will have hit a few pot holes and perhaps driven through some large puddles! Now that the winter weather is starting to clear up (we hope), it’s a good time for a post-winter car check. Making sure your car is in good condition after a winter of harsh conditions is just as important for your safety and the safety of others on the road as a pre-winter check.
Additionally, as fuel prices continue to rise, it’s more important than ever to make sure your car is running as efficiently as possible. By ensuring your car is regularly serviced and well-maintained, you can help to keep fuel costs down and avoid expensive repairs. Here are some things to check:
Tyres – Make sure your tyres are properly inflated and have good tread. Tyres that are worn down or not properly inflated can be a safety hazard.
Brakes – Check your brakes for wear and tear. If your brakes are worn down, you could end up in a serious accident.
Fluids – Make sure your car’s fluids are at the correct levels. Low fluids can lead to serious engine problems.
Lights – Make sure all your car’s lights are working properly. A broken light can result in a ticket from the police – and not being able to see where you’re going!
Wipers – Make sure your wipers are clean and functioning properly, they might be quite mucky after the winter roads. Also ensure you have enough water or windshield washer fluid to do their job. Dirty or streaky windshields can make it difficult to see the road ahead.
Air-con – We may see some warm weather in which case you might want to ensure your air-con is working before you actually need it.
Exhaust system – Check your exhaust system for leaks or damage. A faulty exhaust system can be dangerous and can also lead to decreased fuel efficiency – something we definitely don’t want with the current fuel prices!
Car seat belts – Make sure your car’s seat belts are in good condition and working properly. Seat belts are essential for keeping you safe in the event of an accident.
Airbags – Check that your airbags are in good condition and haven’t been deployed. If an airbag has been deployed, it will need to be replaced.
Engine – Check the engine for any leaks or damage. A damaged engine can be expensive to repair.
By checking these items on your car, you can help ensure that your vehicle is in good condition and safe to drive. Be sure to also have your car serviced regularly by a qualified mechanic. Following these tips will help keep you and your loved ones safe on the road this throughout the year.
If you would like to book your car in for a post winter service you call us on 01392 493222