You should always be sure to inspect your vehicle regularly, to pick up any faults before they become bigger problems. PARC Motors Pontypool are here to give you the top three vehicle checks we believe everyone should be doing weekly to keep the quality of their motor. Read on or call us for more information.
Vehicle Oil Checks Pontypool
A simple weekly dipstick test will make sure your engine oils are at the right height, so nothing suddenly stops working. Oil is important for your vehicle because it keeps everything running smoothly (literally).
For those who don’t know, when you pull the dipstick out, the oil should be between the lines indicated. We recommend doing the dipstick test a few times (wiping the rod after each attempt) to be sure the reading was correct.
Look at the shade and texture of the oil too as the very dark pasty kind doesn’t necessarily mean it must be changed. It’s best to go to your local garage or us at PARC Ltd for help as this is commonly misunderstood.
Windscreen Wiper Maintenance Pontypool
People don’t often think to check their windscreen wipers but if they aren’t kept clean and new, they could cause streaks or even scratches on your windscreen. This is bad as it can obstruct your view when driving, especially in bad conditions.
Windscreen fluid should be topped up often and faults should be fixed when immediately possible, just like anything else to do with your vehicle. We at PARC Ltd can do this for you for a great price so call us today and book an appointment.
Pontypool Tyre Checks
Tyres legally must have the correct tread and pressure else they put you at risk on the road. The 20p test shows you if your tread is correct, as well as the indicators on your tyres. You should be able to tell if your tyres are in serious need of changing but it shouldn’t get to that point.
For the correct tyre pressure, you can check your vehicles handbook or go online and search your vehicle if your handbook isn’t with you. While checking your tyre pressure and tread, be sure to look for any tears or bumps on or around the tyres. These should be looked at my a professional if found. Our team at PARC Ltd would be happy to help you out, call us today.
PARC Ltd Pontypool
We hope you have a better understanding on the weekly checks and tasks you should be carrying out on your own vehicles. If you encounter a problem that you don’t know how to fix, call us at PARC Ltd to speak to an experienced mechanic and book an appointment at our garage.