How Often Do You Check Your Car Before Starting A Journey
Basic Checks Are Often Being Forgotten Due To Being Late Or Being In A Rush Etc Etc
Suprisingly They Only Take A Few Minutes But Could Save:- Someones Life, A Fixed Penalty Fine/Court Appearance/Lost Licence
1. Always Check The Oil Level
It Is Suprising How Often We Forget This One Despite It Being A Vital Engine Fluid.
Usualy If Your Oil Is On The Minimum Level It Takes One (1) Litre To Top It Back Up To The Max Mark.
When Your Oil Level Starts Getting Lower Than This Vital Components In The Cars Engine Can Start To Overheat Or Rub Together And Cause Wear At A Greater Rate Than Acceptable. A Litre Of Oil Can Cost Between £3-20 A New Engine Anything Up To £5000
A Failure Of Just One Main Bulb Can Cause An Accident. Failed Indicators/Brake Lights/HeadLights Can Confuse Other Road Users, Fail To Warn Other Drivers, A Good Quality Bulb Can Be Bought From £1 Right up to £20 Always Change Them In Pairs Because If One Has Failed The Other Is Likely To Pop Pretty Soon, A Bulb Failure Can Attract A Fixed Penalty Fine and Points Right Up To Loss Of Your Licence If You Knock Someone Down Through Not Being Able To See The Person/s
These Often Get Overlooked To The Extent That They Never Get Inflated Between Services (I have Seen This Myself Through Working At A Garage) Low Tyre Pressures Can Cause :- Increased Wear/Longer Stopping Distances/Higher Fuel Consumption
Always Check The Tyre Pressure At Least Once A Month Or When Refueling. It Could Save You Hundreds.
And Always Check Your Tread Depth 1.6MM Is The Legal Limit over 3/4 of the tread, Insist On Changing Tyres when they reach 2mm if you travel Long Distances.
Worn Tyres Can Also Cause Greater Stopping Distances/They Can Cause You To Slip Easier Due to Less Tread And Your Are At A Greater Risk Of An Accident With Worn/Bald Tyres Plus You Will Attract a Fixed penalty fine and Points On your Licence or Worse Still An Accident.
The Amount of cars that I have seen with one bulb blown is shocking !!!