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23.10.17

Looking After Your Car Year in, Year Out


Tending to your car should not just be something you do when something goes wrong with it. It is not something you should do once every few years. It is something that you should annually... no, in fact, it is something that you should be doing all the time. For advice on how to tend to your car in such a manner, make sure to read on.


Have your car regularly professionally serviced and properly MOT’d

You, yourself should be tending to your car regularly, and you should have your car serviced relatively regularly too. This could mean taking it to your garage at the quarterly stages of the year, or maybe even monthly. Or, this could mean having your car serviced when it hits a particular milestone, such as a specific amount of miles. The point it, you should have your car looked over by a professional mechanic at regular intervals if you want to keep it in top shape. What’s more, you should have it thoroughly serviced when you do so and leave no stone unturned when it comes to ensuring everything is as it should be with your car.

You should have your car MOT’d thoroughly and properly, too. You should book an MOT online not only with an MOT provider that is cheap, but one that is going to do a good job in MOTing your car. To test an MOT provider on their skills, you should do a number of things: you should see how long they have been in business, you should check out any reviews there may be on them and you should check to see if they have to latest equipment and tools to do the job properly.


Get to grips with your car’s service manual

Your car’s service manual is a hugely important factor in the upkeep of the whole mobile. It contains information and records about past work that has been on it, as well as any advisories that may have been set in place upon it that need working on. And, if you want your car to be in top shape, you must not only keep this manual in a safe place, but you should get fully to grips with it. If you can, you should be well versed in it from back to front. You should do so because it might just stop you from attempting a certain journey in your car because of the fact that, say, the tyres haven’t been changed in a while, and subsequently helps you to avoid your car becoming damaged upon said journey.


Pay attention to dashboard messages

Too many of us see a warning flicker up on our dashboard, but then ignore it. Too many of us see an unfamiliar alert flash up on it, but deem it to be of no importance. But these alerts and messages are of importance. In fact, they’re of great importance. They could be telling you that something is wrong with your car, and if you listen to them the first time you might just be able to have your car fixed before the problem worsens.



By following the advice above you can improve your car’s chances of fending off wear and tear issues, and you allow yourself a chance of improving your own driving experience.

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