You’ll arrive home safely after your holiday with a little help from dotsure.co.za. Before you step on the petrol and feel the summer air blowing through your hair, do the checklist and service your car.
Although your car is a strong 4-wheel lion on the road, it still needs some TLC to keep it roaring. You can’t expect to just hop in and drive from Durbs to Jozi without a maintenance check. Like us humans, our 4-wheel babies tend to get tired. Tired means they can break-down far from help.
Keep a copy of this car service checklist and make sure your car is road-trip ready.
The service checklist
If it’s on the car maintenance list, it needs to be checked even if it costs an arm and a leg. At least it won’t be your arm and leg… Saving a few bucks is not worth the risk of losing something money can’t replace.
6 Car checks
If your engine oil levels are low, your 4-wheel lion maybe thirsty. Keep it juiced by adding some vital fluids.
How to check your oil?
If you have trouble starting your mechanical feline, you might need to check your battery. Are the energy levels running low? It might be on the Highway to Hell.
How to take care of your battery?
The road lion’s lashes might get sticky and it might need some replacing.
How to replace your blades:
Dirty windows mixed with the sun’s eye-blinding rays is a deadly combo. Keep your windscreens squeaky clean and wash away blurry views.
How to clean your windscreen:
Hint: Keep window cleaner and cloths under your car seat for those unexpected window blobs and blurbs.
Tyres tend to deflate. Check and adjust the tyre pressure before every long drive.
How to pump your wheels?
Hint: Feel vibration at cruising speed? Balance your tyres. If the car is pulling to the side or feels unstable while you’re driving, check the alignment. Correct alignment means better cruising.
Your car’s lights need to be shining when the sun goes to bed.
How to check car lights:
Is your car still under warranty? There is almost nothing worse than the unexpected shock of a mechanical failure in your beloved vehicle. This tends to happen almost immediately after your factory warranty expires (thanks Murphy you bastard!). Our range of extended warranty products has spared many a budget in recent times and remains one of the best out there.
Give dotsure.co.za a ring on 0861 dotsure (3687873) if you’re not sure about your car’s warranty details or you’re not insured with us yet.
Well done, you’ve completed the checklist. Thumbs up to all the good drivers.