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Car Maintenance Tips

Maintaining your car can be a nuisance for some motorists. However - it’s highly important to keep your car on the road as well as ensuring that you don’t encounter any nasty surprises. Although some dread when it’s time to maintain their car - getting into a schedule is simple and can really help when something goes wrong. If you sell your car - having a good record of servicing history as well as evidence that your car has been maintained can also increase the overall value of your car.

 

If you are looking for car servicing or looking for your next car - we are more than happy to help you. At Holders of Congresbury - we are one of the leading providers of used cars in Weston. Get in touch today to find out more about the used and new cars that we have available as well as servicing and repairs.

 

Regular Servicing is Key

Having a fully updated service history can pay dividends when it’s time to sell your car and helps to understand your vehicle’s condition on and off the road. Servicing can also save you money as your car will be more efficient on the road. It is recommended to have your car serviced at least once a year although some motorists choose to have multiple services every year for their peace of mind.

 

Carrying Out Checks While at Home

There are a number of checks that you can carry out while at home or off the road. It’s important to check that your tyres are in a good and safe condition as these are the only things that are separating your car from the road. It’s therefore vital that you carry out a number of visual checks to your tyres and other parts of your car - especially before venturing out on a big journey.

 

    • Carry out a visual inspection of your tyres. This should include checks for bulges, punctures or other visible damage. Also check tread depth is not significantly reduced or at a dangerous level of wear and tear.

    • Also, check your tyres for signs of deflation. It’s highly important that your tyres are inflated to the correct levels. If you find that your tyres are deflated - it’s likely that you are suffering from a puncture or the tyre wall has damaged the inside of your tyre(s).

    • There are a number of additional checks that you can carry out for your vehicle at home. These include checks such as checking your engine oil levels with your dipstick as well as visual inspections of the engine.

Car Checks When on the Road

 

When driving - this can identify a number of issues when your car is in use. This is because of the fact although it’s easy to identify some issues when stationary - other issues with working parts of your car will only show up when it is in use. Some common aspects to look out for are noted below:

 

  • Be aware and avoid any sudden or strong movements with your steering wheel. Ensure that your car is not pulling to the left or right when your steering wheel is in the central position. This can indicate a tracking issue.

  • Listen out for any unusual noises when driving. This can indicate a number of issues such as damage to your exhaust pipe.

  • Check that it is comfortable when driving on the road. If it feels as if your car is not driving in the correct manner - this can be indicative of problems with your car.

 

Having a fully updated service history can pay dividends when it’s time to sell your car and helps to understand your vehicle’s condition on and off the road. Servicing can also save you money as your car will be more efficient on the road. It is recommended to have your car serviced at least once a year although some motorists choose to have multiple services every year for their peace of mind.

Don’t Be Afraid to Ask the Experts

 

There are a number of issues related to cars that it is just simply impossible to diagnose on your own. If you have a feeling that something is wrong or you want reassurance - it’s always highly recommended to take your car to a professional. Under the hood is the best way to assess all of the aspects of your car and make sure that everything is working correctly.