Sunday 18 December 2022

Four car care resolutions to follow in 2023

This is a collaborative post

The beginning of the New Year is the time for fresh starts and taking on new resolutions for the year. We tend to take on resolutions concerning all areas of our lives from healthy eating habits to being more organized to working harder but the one thing that never makes it to our list is car maintenance even though our car is one of the most crucial asset in our life. We use them to get from our home to work or school and practically everywhere else. It directly concerns our safety and therefore should be kept in a spick and span condition no matter what. So, this year we bring you four simple and easy tips that will help you not only keep your car in a more efficient condition but will also make you more handy with your car and less dependent on your local garage.

Learn how to change a tyre:

Learning to change a car tyre is such a basic skill that always benefits you. Every car owner should make this a part of their resolution to learn this skill if they don’t already know it. Sure, you can always call roadside assistance but there can be situations when this skill really comes in handy say when you are on a road trip far away from the city or when your phone’s battery dies down or on a snowy night when the roadside assistance will take some time to get to you and you don’t want to freeze to death. In all such situations you’ll find this skill very useful.

Checking your fluids regularly:

More often than not, most drivers don’t know the importance of maintaining optimum levels of car fluids. Get routine oil changes and check oil levels frequently, preferably every month. Changing oil regularly is important; otherwise you can risk permanent damage to your vehicle.

Regular MOT & Car Servicing:

Yes! Yes! MOT is a government imposed requirement for every vehicle owner every year anyway. But many people think of this as an expense that they don’t want to bear. But in all honesty, it’s for our own benefit. Think of it as a cycle, if you maintain good car health all year round by regularly getting your car serviced say after every six months then it is highly likely that you will pass the MOT test every time with flying colours. A contrary approach, will result in a lot of expense as failure in passing the test will result in the hassle and expense of getting your car fixed and then taking the test again. A good car health will rid you of all such worries associated with MOT test failure. So, take out time from your busy schedule and book MOT today at Elite Direct London before you receive a penalty for driving without MOT. 

Car garage for service
Photo credit Laurel and Michael Evans via Unsplash

Learn how to check Tyre Pressure:

Spend some money and get a dial gauge. It is extremely easy to use. You can get them from your local auto parts shop. Refer to your car’s manual for optimum tyre pressure. This gauge comes in handy; periodically keep checking tyre pressure to avoid over or under inflated tyres. Optimally inflated tyres will give you a much smoother drive.

These car care resolutions if followed religiously will save you a tonne of money and hassle in the long-run.

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