A guide with information and tips on how to care for and maintain your car provided by CompuCars

We recommending visiting your local dealership for your vehicle's maintenance however you may wish to carry out some of the periodic checks below yourself. If you notice anything unusual while checking your car visit your local car dealer.

  • Oil
    • Change your oil and oil filter as recommend in your owners manual.
  • Cooling Systems
    • The cooling system should be completely flushed and refilled every 2 years. The level, condition, and concentration of the coolant should be checked periodically. (A 50/50 mix of anti-freeze and water is usually recommended.)
    • The tightness and condition of drive belts, clamps, and hoses should also be checked.
  • Windscreen Wipers / Washers
    • Worn wiper rubbers will leave streaks across you windscreen and should be replaced.
    • Top up washer bottel with a mixture of de-icer screen wash and clean water.
  • Battery
    • Remove corrosion with boiling water. Avoid splashing or contact with battery acid.
    • Non sealed batteries: Check fluid level in each of the cells
    • Check all connections are tight.
  • Lights
    • Check the operation of all lights, replacing bulbs and damaged lenses as required.
  • Tyres
    • Check pressures (including spare) are as stated in your owners manual.
    • Check the wear is even and the tread is well above the 1.6mm legal minimum. It is not always good practice to get every last mm out of tyres as 90% of puntures happen when the tyre is 90% worn.
    • Check of bulges on the sides of tyres.
  • Emergency Equipment
    • Check you have basic equipment that will get you through some of the more common motoring 'emergencies'
      • Wheel brace and jack.
      • Basic tools.
      • Torch.
      • Mobile Phone.
      • Spare bulb fuses kit.
      • First aid kit.