We’ve all felt the pressure of getting to work on time. It’s so easy to press the snooze button and carry on sleeping for a little while. If you drive to work, the last thing you need is a car that doesn’t start up in the morning.
First and foremost, ensure your car has regular services; this alone will help keep your vehicle in shipshape condition. Also, be sure to choose breakdown cover that includes a home start option – just in case. However, to ensure your car gets you to work on time, there are a few checks you can make too:
Don’t wait until your fuel light comes on; keep your fuel topped up. If you’re embarking on a long journey, fill up on fuel before you leave and again when you see the levels dropping.
Lights, camera, action? Well, definitely the last two anyway. Check your lights are in good working order regularly. Keep a few spare bulbs to hand, look out for cracks and keep your lights clean – ensuring they’re working at their optimum level and that your car is ready for action.
Check your screen for chips, cracks, marks, and cleanliness. A small chip left unattended could soon become irreparable. Hand-in-hand with this, check your windscreen wipers are in good working order and have enough fluid, as this is essential for good visibility. Remember there are regulations relating to the visibility through your windscreen.
Do you know how much oil your car gets through every year? The AA has found that cars use up to 1,000 litres of oil per year. So if you want to get to work on time, it’s important to check your oil regularly. If you’re not sure how there’s lots of advice to help.
Remember you want to see an amber hue if it’s cloudy, dark or has bits in it, then it’s time for a change. Checking your oil will keep your car running well and keep the parts in good working order too. If you don’t have enough oil, your car parts will wear out more quickly, and you could have engine trouble.
5) Coolant levels
One of the most common causes of car breakdowns, especially over the summer months, is overheating. So keep the levels of your coolant topped up. If it runs down quickly and persistently, then check your car for leaks.
Check the condition and pressure of your tyres regularly, ensure the tread of the tyres meets the regulated levels. Tyres that are not inflated properly could make you late and put you at risk too. Tyres that are working at their optimum level are crucial to getting where you need to be on time. To ensure you have tyres that are fit for purpose, contact the friendly team at Wiltshire Tyres.
There you have it, our top tips to ensure your car gets you to work on time, we hope you’ve found it useful.