Another simple check we can
perform is checking all of our lights are operational most of the lights you can check by
yourself although when checking brake lights it’s
certainly far easier if you’ve got somebody else to put their foot on the brake
pedal for you whilst you go and check the lights are working. Next we’ll be checking the tyre pressures. This is important for both fuel economy and ensuring you get as long a tyre life as possible. This can be done either at a service station or you can purchase your own tyre pressure guage quite cheaply at most auto parts places. The correct tyre pressure can be found in your owner’s manual it’s important to check whether its
reading in kilopascals or KPA or in pounds per square inch which
is PSI. Apart from checking tyre pressure we want to check the tread on the tyre. It’s important to make sure the tread is worn evenly across the tyre. If its wearing unevenly – ie worn more on the inside or the outside edge you may have wheel alignment issues. All tyres have a tyre tread level indicators on them. When that tread level indicator is level with
the tread, that tyre is deemed to be worn out or unroadworthy. Having your car serviced regularly is the best way to make sure your car is going to be trouble free. Performing these checks in between your services can minimise some of those costs for you in service time.