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Basic Car Info You Need Before You Hit The Road

23 Feb , 2017  

According to a recent report, sixty percent of drivers on the road today don’t know how to change a tyre. Scary.

Don’t worry though because the majority of these individuals are fairly confident they can look it up on Google, or call the AA.

But what if they get a puncture in an area with no signal? Then what? They’ll have to call someone but oh wait, no signal!

This is just one of the basic things you need to know before you hit the road. There are a few others.




Checking The Oil And Water

Oil and water levels need to be checked in your car once a fortnight if you’re driving your car every day.

Doing this is fairly simple. You just need to pop the bonnet on your vehicle and look for the yellow top of the dipstick. Unscrew it and use the dipstick provided to check the oil. If it’s below the typical level give it a quick top up by locating the screw top with an oil drip on it.

The water is in a transparent container, normally with a blue top on it, make sure you don’t get it mixed up with your power steering or brake fluid!


Jump Start

You may, on a rare occasion leave your headlights, walk away and forget. Or, in some cars, you can leave the satnav plugged in, and it will drain the battery, or maybe you’ve just not used the car in a while.

If this happens, you need to know how to jump start a car. It’s perfectly easy to do this by connecting your car battery to another with jump cables.

You can find out all the information you need below.

Failing that you can make sure you own a battery charger, but taking out a battery and replacing it is a tad more complicated than your typical jumpstart.


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