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Tune-ups / car inspections

If you have a regular inspection you’re bound to save yourself money at the car shop! You don’t need to be mechanically minded to keep your car in tune. Just make sure you follow a few steps:

  • Check the oil and top it off if necessary
  • Inspect the tires
  • Check other fluid levels –
    • The transmission fluid
    • The brake fluid
    • Radiator fluid
    • Power steering fluid
    • Windshield washer fluid
  • Inspect the battery
  • Test your brakes
  • Check your lights
  • Change the oil every 3,000 miles

It’s also a good idea to follow the following steps, but if you are worried that you cannot do this yourself, always get some professional advice:

  • Rotate your tires and replace them, if necessary
  • Replace the windshield wipers, if necessary
  • Replace the car’s air filter
  • Inspect and change belts if necessary
  • Replace the car’s spark plugs

Always fix problems as they arise – the longer you sit on a problem, the worse it can get. One thing leads to another and before you know it something that would have cost £50 suddenly costs hundreds.

admin / May 29, 2014 / Cars