The Car Services & Maintenance Procedures Every Car Needs

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There’s a few things that every car owner should be doing to ensure that their vehicle is operating at its best. However, it can be easy to forget some of these things, even the most basic ones. To make sure that you can keep on top of your car maintenance, we’ve put together this short guide. We’ve included both the car services that you get at the garage and the little things that you should do regularly.

Check Your Tyres Regularly

Car maintenance should start with the basic safety checks. You should always check your tyres before any long journeys. It’s also a good idea to give them a check when it’s very cold or if you haven’t used your car in a while. You need to make sure that there’s enough tyre pressure, and that the tread depth meets the minimum legal standard. If you place a 20p coin into the tyre depth and can still see the outer edge, this means you need a replacement.

While you’re checking your tyre pressure and tread depth, it’s also worth having a look for any damage. Cracks, cuts, bulges or foreign objects that have pierced the tyre will all need attending to.

Fluid Checks

You should regularly check your engine oil, coolant and washer fluid levels. Failure to do so could lead to problems. If you allow your engine oil to get too low, your car could suffer extensive damage. The same applies to your coolant.

Thankfully, failure to top up your wiper fluid shouldn’t damage your car. However, it can be very dangerous to drive without it, as you won’t be able to effectively clear your screen. It’s in your best interest to top it up as soon as you notice it’s low.

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Regular Car Servicing

On top of your MOT, you should service your car once per year. The service will ensure that all the parts are working as they should be. The service has much more extensive checks than MOTs, so this is the best way to certify that your vehicle is in good condition.

It’s important to stick to a regular servicing schedule, as this will ensure that all the parts of your vehicle are cared for. If you do a lot of miles, it’s worth having more than one service per year. It’s recommended to book in once every 12,000 miles or annually, whichever comes sooner.

For Car Services, Choose ELV Recycling

We have a dedicated garage that carries out a number of car services every day. If you’re looking for trustworthy mechanics in Brierley Hill, get in touch with us today.


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