Checks that you should do on your car

It is essential for you and your passengers’ safety that you carry out routine checks on your car at regular intervals. Your car is only MOT’ed once every 12 months and a lot of things can happen in that time that could mean your car is not roadworthy.

A few of the main things that should be checking include:

Tyres: check that they have the correct pressure in, there is no major damage to them and that they are within the legal limit which is 1.6mm across 75% of the tyre

Water / coolant: these levels are fairly easy to check and could mean the difference between your engine overheating and not

Oil: again if this is below the minimum level indicator you run the risk of wrecking the engine of the car

Lights: People often forget to check that their lights are working and don’t find out until they come to turn them on driving at night. This is unsafe and can be illegal. It is always recommended that you check your lights before every journey and that you always carry a set of spare bulbs with you.