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Basic Car Maintenance Checklist

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Car maintenance helps your car stay in great condition and avoid potentially costly breakdowns and even better can possible extend the life of your car.

Conducting regular vehicle maintenance can save you money but most importantly, ensures it is as safe on the road.

This basic DIY car maintenance checklist are some simple checks you can do at home to keep your car in its best condition.

Basic Car Maintenance Checklist

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Windscreen Washer Fluid

Keep your screen clean. This requires the fluids to be topped up regularly.

It is actually a legal requirement to have water filled to wash your windows and can receive a fine if empty.

By adding screen wash it helps cut through grime so boosting visibility  and stops the water freezing.

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Engine Oil

Engine oil protects the important moving parts within your engine and stops them seizing.

Check it using the engine oil dipstick under the bonnet.

If needed top-up the level using the correct type of oil.

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Window Wiper Blades

Safely seeing where you’re going.

Smeary windscreen in poor weather conditions and that annoying squeak when worn.

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Tyres

Check tyre pressure, ware, and damage as can impact on handling and braking safely.

Tyre pressure can affect fuel economy and tyre lifespan.

Also don’t forget to check spare tyre.

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Battery

Life expectancy of your battery is around 3-5 years. 

Batteries are more likely to fail in the cold weather.

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Lights Bulbs

Look for blown bulbs which can make for poor visibility and also less visible to other road users.

Don’t forget there are a number of bulbs so remember headlights, fog lights, reversing lights, brakes, number plate and indicators.

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Warning Lights

The car identifying potential dangers using dashboard symbols.

These warning lights indicate that action must be taken to enjoy safe driving.

Examples: Engine Temperature, Tire Pressure, Antilock Brake, Battery Alert, Traction Contro

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