We’re only 10 days into the new year and already we’ve had a flat tyre. Yep, a flat tyre! That’s one of the main reasons why I can really get behind the idea of having new year’s resolutions for your car. Not only does your pile of drive-able metal get you from A to B, but it keeps you safe whilst doing so. So why don’t we look after our cars like they look after us? Make 2019 the year that you start taking care of your car, here are a few ideas and things that you should book your car in for this year.
You have to have an MOT every single year, by law in the UK. Whilst your engine, clutch, and gearbox aren’t tested during an MOT, pretty much every other part of the car is. Including your seats, seatbelts, windscreen, lights, towbar, boot, and so much more. This isn’t the same as having your car serviced, this is to check that your car meets the legal standards.
Everybody knows that the general rule is that you get your car serviced every 12,000 miles or every 12 months, depending on what comes sooner. However, if you feel like something might be wrong, or isn’t quite right, then you can take it in for an essential car service or interim car service to ensure your car is running the best it can. It’s so easy to book in for a car service in London at Iversons. They check things like engine oil, filter changes, brake fluid, electrical systems, exhaust, and up to 50 more things. Including internal things like dash warning lights and external door locks.
It’s important to check your tyre pressures at least once a month. Not only will this help with performance, and mean that you’re always running the best you can, but it also keeps you the safest. Having a flat tyre can be really dangerous, equally having any kind of deflation in your tyres can cause your car to steer off to one side. Plus you’ll be able to check for any slow punctures. If you’re heading on a long journey, be sure to check it beforehand, even if you did so only a few weeks ago. You could regret it if you don’t.