Car Care Tips
There are many things you can do to extend the life of your
vehicle, as well as to ensure that you are driving safely. Our top ten tips are as follows:
Drive sensibly. This means avoiding extreme
speed and accelerating quickly, especially when it is very hot or cold
outside. Let the car warm up properly by
accelerating slowly when you first begin to drive. The most wear to an engine happens in the
first ten to twenty minutes of driving.
Keep a log. Note down how much you fill
up and your mileage. If you see your fuel consumption increasing, then talk to your service advisor.
Fix any nicks and scratches quickly. The longer you leave them the more chance
rust has to form.
Get small windshield chips
sorted out by us when they happen. It’s much cheaper than having to buy a new
windshield when it turns into a bigger crack.
Keep your tyres properly
pumped up. It is
dangerous to drive on under-inflated tyres and having them correctly inflated it will
Wax your car to protect its paint job for longer.
Have regular services. This way any issues will be picked up quickly
and repaired before they become too expensive.
Change your oil frequently and use a good quality oil. This will ensure your engine is kept clean and well lubricated to prolong its
Ensure that you change your spark
plugs at service intervals.
Don't try to force a dead
battery to start. If you have tried it a couple of times
(and given it a few minutes break in between tries), then rather take the option to be towed. If you keep trying you can damage the starter
If you need your vehicle checked over or are due
for a service, book one online here.