My car is very important to me, it is the only way I can get out and as such, I always try and make sure I am on top of its maintenance.
Though my Dad does like teasing me about the time I decided to drive from mine to his with the oil light on.
However, don't worry, as my car got him back by just spilling out any oil he put in on his driveway.
While most of us at some point in our driving lives are going to have some “whoops” moments, it is well worth making sure you get into a pattern with some car maintenance tips.
So today I've put together some essential things you should check up on, from time to time.
I'm looking at getting a new car at the moment and one thing I've been asked is if I have a service history of the car.
I actually have never driven enough miles in the year for it to need a yearly service.
However, for my own piece of mind, I have decided to have it done. After all the professionals know what they are doing and can quickly spot any issues.
It also doesn't cost a huge amount, so I would say no matter your mileage, look at having your car serviced once a year.
Tyre Pressure Checks
Your tyres are an integral part of your car and need to be looked after carefully.
While you can easily check the pressure at a local petrol station, or using home kits. I personally found that popping my car over to my usual garage was a much better bet.
Especially after I recently got two different readings at the petrol station on the same tyres. Within minutes of each other! Yup, I bet my face was a picture of confusion when that happened.
After a car is 3 years old, it needs an MOT test.
They are really simple to book, for instance, you can book your car's MOT in Stirling from Fife Autocentre website in minutes.
MOTs will check that your car is completely road legal. Giving you the chance to fix any issues and allowing you to get back on the road as quickly as possible.
So there you have some tips to hopefully get you off on the right foot when it comes to car maintenance.
However, what about you, what would be your top tip to a new driver for taking care of their car?