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The Basic Car Checks You Need To Do Before Starting a Journey

tires is one of the basic car checks

Rubber

This is a big one!

Of all the basic car checks you should do this is a big one. Check your tires at least once per week. Remember these bad boys are the only things keeping you on the road so make sure they’re in good nick at all times.

Make sure they are inflated correctly. If they’re not it’s not safe to drive anywhere! Also check the walls of the tires for splits and gouges, both the outside and the inside if your tires (turn your steering wheel to full lock so you can see the inside of the tyre). And don’t forget to check your tire’s tread depth. For safety you should replace your tires if anything seems wrong.

If you’re going on holiday and your car is loaded with luggage and people you need to increase your tire pressures to compensate – Info will be in your handbook about this.

There you go those are the basic car checks you should do every week or so. There’s a simple way to remember what you need to check – Just think FLOWER:

  • Fuel
  • Lights
  • Oil
  • Water
  • Electrics
  • Rubber

FLOWER is one of those acronyms that after you’ve said it a few times is hard to forget. The important thing here is to keep yourself and your passengers safe so check your car before you get going and these basic car checks will help you do that. Then it’s down to your driving skills and here are a few advanced few tips to help you get the most out of your car.

And here are some others for you from Wikihow if you’d like to know more

Written by Ryan F Perez

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