Checking Your Car Before Going on Holiday this Easter

Are you going away for the holidays? Then it is worth spending a few minutes checking the basics on your car. This will save you lots of heartache later on!

What Can I Check Myself?

There are many things on your car that you can check yourself. From wheel pressure to wiper blades. Here is our basic list:

  • Walk around your car and look for anything that looks wrong, this includes:
  • Tyres – are they looking flat? Do they still have enough tread?
  • Wiper blades – these are so easy and cheap to replace.
  • Windows and light covers – any cracks?
  • Anything else looking like it is broken or a problem?

Lights

  • Get in the car, switch it on, and have someone stand outside to help you check your lights and indicators. This includes checking the brake lights!
  • Are your turn signals working properly? Check the hooter as well!
  • Remember, a light that is out might not bother you, but it will get you stopped by the traffic police.


Tyres

  • This might be the most important part of your car. It keeps you on the road.
  • Does each tyre have enough tread?
  • Look for damage on the sides of the tires.
  • Look for nails in the tyres. You might have a nail and not know that you have a slow leak on that wheel.


Open the Bonnet

  • Check the water levels of the car.
  • Check the oil levels.
  • Fill up the window washer bottle.
  • Make sure you close the bonnet properly!

Do I need to Service my Car before going on Holiday?

If your car is close to its normal service time, then now is a good time to have it serviced. Before you go on holiday! This will give you peace of mind that a professional has checked everything and fixed any underlying problems.

You can book a service with us here.

Some of the things we will check when we service your car are:

  • Oil
  • Belts
  • Water
  • Leaks
  • Lights
  • Electronics
  • Tyres
  • Battery
  • Brakes
  • Shocks
  • Clutch
  • Suspension
  • etc.