With the colder weather fast approaching, it’s important we take extra care when it comes to our vehicles, in particular the tyres. We’ve teamed up with TyrePlus to share some useful advice on how you can keep your vehicles tyres in the best condition possible.
How to maintain and care for your vehicle:
1. Check each tyre’s pressure on a regular basis
To decrease your chances of damaging your car’s tyres, it’s well worth stopping at your local gas station or petrol station on a regular basis, in order to test each tyre’s pressure. As if the pressure of one or more of your tyres is too low, you’ll be able to adjust it within a minute.
2. Never drive a vehicle which has a bald tyre in order to decrease your chances of being involved in an accident
While tyres can be expensive to repair or maintain, you should never drive a vehicle which has a bald, worn out tyres as they may burst and cause you to crash your car. So ensure to inspect the tread on your tyres at least once a month and to visit your local tyre specialist as soon as you notice that the tread on one of your tyres is wearing thin. In order to have your affected tyre replaced as soon as possible!
3. Make sure that your car’s headlights and taillights work properly
As examples, if you notice that one of your car’s headlights or tail lights is no longer working properly, you should visit a mechanic straight away, so that they can replace your headlight or tail light for you. As it’s incredibly dangerous to drive in the evenings or at night without working lights. As other cars may fail to see you and may crash into you at high speed.
4. Dry your car thoroughly after you wash it
Whether you hand wash your car or you go through an automated car wash at your local gas station, it’s well worth using a microfiber towel to dry your car properly after you’ve washed your car. As any drops of water which are left to air dry may increase your chances of rust developing on your car’s body.
If you’d rather be safe rather than sorry you can also take your car for a quick spin in order to dry your car even faster.
5. Opt to visit your local panel beater if your car is showing signs of rust
As rust can spread quickly and can cause your car to fail its registration inspection, it’s definitely wise to book an appointment with your local panel beater as soon as you notice signs of rust on your car’s bodywork.
6. Consider having the interior of your car professionally cleaned
In order to ensure that the interior of your car is protected from wear and tear, it’s a great idea to have the interior of your car professionally serviced a few times a year. As the products which professional groomers use are specifically designed to protect your car’s interior surfaces such as your dashboard.
If you follow the 6 tips listed above, your car should remain in great condition for the foreseeable future!