It is easy to drive your car, day in and day out, assuming that it will remain in good condition no matter what. In the back of your mind, however, you know something could go wrong at any time.
The Car Care Council recommends that you inspect the following parts of your vehicle, ensuring that you are ready for the unexpected:
- Brakes. If your brakes are not in good working condition you must have them inspected at once. Any delay increases your chance of being involved in an accident.
- Tire tread. The condition of your tires is extremely important. Low tire tread can make it difficult to grip the road and navigate your vehicle in less than ideal conditions, such as rain, snow, or ice.
- Tire pressure. Even if you have new tires on your vehicle, traveling on pressure that is too high or too low can put you at risk.
- Battery. There is nothing worse than a car that will not start. This is particularly true during the cold winter months. A technician can test your battery, letting you know if you need a new one or not. It is better to swap out your old battery for a new one than to take the risk of your vehicle not starting.
- Fluids. Are you checking your car’s fluids regularly? From the oil to the coolant among others, this is extremely important.
Are you unsure as to whether or not your car is ready for the unexpected? If so, start out by reviewing the five points above. From there, visit FAR for professional advice and assistance. We will make sure your vehicle is in good working condition.