When it comes to car maintenance, it’s important not to just wait for your yearly MOT to ensure your vehicle is in tiptop condition. Instead, regularly carry out these 5 simple checks to make sure your car is in good working order.

1. Check Tyres

Before setting off, check that your tyre pressure is suitable for your vehicle. Another thing to check is that your tyres have a minimum tread depth of 1.6mm, and check the physical condition of your tyres for cuts or wear.

2. Check Engine Oil

Use your dipstick to check your oil levels regularly, and top up if needed. If you’re topping up more than usual, visit us so we can find and fix the problem.

3. Check Water

Make sure your screenwash is topped up so you can clear debris or dirt off your windscreen, essential in the Winter weather!

4. Check Lights

Test your indicators, hazard lights, headlights, fog lights, reverse lights and brake lights. If any of these are not functioning correctly, you are putting yourself and other lives at risk.

5. Fuel

Have you checked you have enough fuel for your journey? It may sound obvious but you’d be surprised just how many people run out of fuel, particularly in harsh winter weather.

Book Your Car in With a Mechanic You Can Trust

By carrying out these simple checks, you’ll ensure your car is properly maintained this February. If you find an issue with you vehicle, Car Doctor is on hand to help. We pride ourselves on the quality of our service and offer you great value for your money. We promise to repair only what you need repairing with no false extras, a practice someone mechanic establishments have been known to do.

To book your car in with our friendly, local team, call us on 01634 730 684!