After you have allowed your vehicle’s engine to cool down, locate the oil dipstick. Pull it out and wipe it clean, then push it all the way back in again.
After a moment pull it out again. If the oil is at the higher level, all is OK. If it’s between the middle to lower level, your oil needs to be topped up. Or your vehicle may be overdue for a service.
After you have allowed your vehicle’s engine to cool down, locate the coolant reservoir.
If at the lower marking on the reservoir, it may need to be topped up. If your levels are constantly low, your vehicle may need to be checked.
If the battery terminals are not clean, it is more difficult for the current to pass through the electrical system.
Remove the terminal caps and clean each contact post with a wire brush to get a nice clean metal contact surface. Clean the terminal caps before you reattach them.
Incorrect type of pressure will affect the fuel consumption, car handling and ride comfort.
After locating the tread wear indicator of your tyres, examine the level. If it is low, your tyres will need replacing.
Small cracks in the windscreen can be extremely dangerous. To avoid further damage, have your windscreen replaced or cracks repaired.
To avoid your vision being affected during rainy weather, ensure that your vehicle’s wipers are in good working order. Regular wiper blade replacement is recommended.
Request an oxygen sensor check at your next major service, as it may be due to a worn oxygen sensor.