Spring is in the air, time for a vehicle check?

A One Tyres - Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Beautiful bright spring days forecast, but still a chill in the air.  This may turn our thoughts to tidying, cleaning up and clearing out - the great spring clean.  Our homes get a lick of paint, our gardens are dug out but sometimes our vehicles get forgotten.  There are few things we should consider in relation to our vehicle checks: 

Tyre check

Well, obviously, being a tyre company, we are going to recommend regular tyre checks.  Not just once a year, but every couple of weeks.  There are several good reasons for doing this, which include maximising tyre tread, minimising fuel use and keeping your vehicle firmly in touch with the road.  

We can do all this for you, for further information on our customer loyalty scheme click here.

Vehicle service

We recommend that your vehicle is serviced regularly.  A full service is probably only required every other service.  But a basic oil change should be done according to the manufacturer recommendations for your car.  This may be every 5,000, 10,000 or even 15,000 miles.  Our car service department will take care of this for you.  Call Jean on 028 9269 9107 to book an appointment or set up a regular vehicle service reminder.

Other vehicle checks

Here are some things you should regularly check on your vehicle.  There may be other checks not included here.

  • Oil levels
  • Brake check & brake fluid levels
  • Battery check
  • Engine coolant levels: stops freezing in cold weather, prevents overheating in warm weather
  • Windscreen washer refill
  • Indicators, brake, rear and head lights
  • Exhaust check
  • Steering and suspension check

MOT inspections

The necessity for preparing your car for MOT may cover some of the basics in keeping your vehicle right for the road.  Our car service department will take care of MOT preparation and bringing your car to be tested. 

However, nothing beats a regular service outside of the MOT preparation, to help catch things before they cause damage to your car and to reduce the possibility of roadside breakdown.  More of us are keeping our cars on the road for longer so keeping your car service history up to date is becoming more important.

We offer a courtesy car service to minimise disruption for you while your own car is being serviced with us.

For further information feel free to give us a call on 028 9269 9107, or simply call into our Dromore depot.