Tyre Tread

A quick and simple way to check your tyre tread is the 20p test.

Just take a 20p coin and place it in the groove of the tyre. If the outer band of the 20p is visible your tyre treads are close to/ or at the legal limit of 1.6mm. 

Be sure to check 3 locations around each tyre at least once a month. 

Checking the Engine Oil Level

With the engine off, open the car's hood and find the dipstick. Pull the dipstick out from the engine and wipe any oil off from its end. Then insert the dipstick back into its tube and push it all the way back in. Pull it back out, and this time look at both sides of the dipstick to see where the oil is on the end.

Wheel Alignment 

The easiest way to know if your wheels are misaligned is when the vehicle pulls to one side or you have difficulty steering. Misalignment can affect road holding and reduce the life of the tyre which could mean premature maintenance costs, which lets be honest, no one wants! 

Tyre Pressure

You should always check tyre pressures when the tyres are cold – when the gas in a tyre heats up it will expand and the pressure will change, giving a higher reading. Attach the pressure valve – check the reading and deflate or use a pump to add additional air as necessary. Correct tyre pressures can be found in the door of most vehicles so make sure you fill to the level appropriate for your vehicle.

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