Whether you’re heading to the beach or planning a road trip this Easter break, it’s important that your car is in tip-top condition.
Protect your family and get your car road-ready with these simple tips.
Look out for any out of character signs. No matter how new or old your vehicle is – or how long or short your drive is – it’s a good idea to regularly check your vehicle to make sure it’s in good working order.
Organise routine checks
In addition to getting your car serviced by a professional, regularly schedule routine checks that you can do yourself at home. When the engine is cold, inspect the oil, brake and power steering fluids, and engine coolant transmission fluids.
Test your lights
Check all exterior lights to make sure they’re in working order. This includes your indicators, low and high beam headlights, fog lights, hazard lights, brake lights and reverse lights.
Check your tread
Make sure your tyres are keeping you safe by checking air pressure, tread and even wear. It’s important that your tyres have at least 1.5 millimetres tread- including the spare tyre!
Get a clear view
If your windscreen wipers start to squeak, skip, streak or split then it’s time to swap them for new ones. It’s also a good idea to get any cracks to glass or mirrors fixed before you hit the road.
Make sure that your car insurance is up-to-date and covers anyone who will be driving your car and all your car’s accessories. If it’s been some time since your last review, call us on 1300 362 216 or visit movebank.com.au/carinsurance to get a quote online.
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