Car Servicing Wymondham
Car Servicing Wymondham
Car Servicing Wymondham

Car Maintenance Tips

Car Maintenance Tips

Whilst timely servicing is very important, there are certain checks and maintenance you can do regularly to help keep your car in good condition. Here are our tips:-

Oil Checks

Check your oil levels around about every two weeks and ensure the levels are between the minimum and the maximum on your dipstick. If you’re going on a long journey, you should top up if needed there too.

We recommend that your engine is warm and allowed to stand for 2-3 minutes before checking the dipstick. Be careful when touching the engine!

Some cars nowadays have in-built systems to check oil levels using the on-board computer, so please refer to your manufacturers handbook to find out how to do this.

Tyres

Tyre pressures can drop as you drive around day to day so regular checks to ensure they have the correct pressure is important. It’s not only safer to drive with the correct tyre pressures, but your tyres will also last longer due to even wear over time.

We also suggest you check the condition of your tyres to ensure the tread is within the legal limits.

Screen wash

It is a legal requirement that your screen wash system is working. Use a good quality screen wash additive to prevent the water freezing in the winter time.

Windscreen Wipers

If your windscreen wipers make a noise or smear the screen when in use, it’s a sign they need replacing. We recommend you do this to ensure visibility is good in poor conditions.

Lights

Regular checks of your lights which includes headlights, brake lights, reverse lights and indicators is recommended. This will ensure you can see and be seen.