Cars can be tricky, but when you know what to do with them and the best ways to look after them, it can make all the difference in how you see your car.

Knowing the best maintenance checks is very important to your car and can often prolong it’s life span, and even though it may take a little time and effort, it's worth knowing your car is running as it should be.

This week we have decide to list some simple yet useful tips to keep your car in the best shape it can be.

If you find this article helpful or maybe you have another tip that we haven’t mentioned, simply tweet us @MotorRange using the hashtag #Maintenance!


The main thing to think about with tyres is that the pressure is kept right for your car. Ideally this should be checked every two weeks, depending on the type of mileage you do.

The correct tyre pressure will vary in accordance with the car you drive, the best way to get this information will either be via your manual or through an internet search from a reliable source.

To measure the pressure correctly, please ensure you have a good quality gauge or garage air line.

Engine Oil

It is recommended that the engine oil be checked every fortnight and preferably before you begin a long journey just to make sure your car is fully reliable.

Changing the oil and filter at regular intervals is best for your car using the correct specification.

If you notice your car has high oil consumption this can be a warning for engine problems, so keeping an eye on the oil is key for your car.


Keeping the water at the correct temperature is vital for the health of your car, so it is important to check the coolant level regularly and top up as necessary but only if the engine is cold.

Anti-freeze not only prevents the effects of winter but it can also prevent the build-up of corrosion within the cooling system, so it is important all year round.


Making sure you have a clear view whilst driving is very important not only for the look of the car but also for your safety.

Therefore make regular checks for stone damage and any chips or cracks that may need repairing.


Finally, make it a priority to keep a look out for the start of rust settling in, especially from any damages on your car. This can be prevented by dealing with the damages promptly.

Keeping up these simple checks can be very important to the running of your car and making sure you are avoiding any risks is very worthwhile.

Thank you for reading this week's blog, we hope you found it useful.

Until next time!

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