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Ten Vital Checks

It's up to you to check the little things before they become big, expensive problems. At Powai Auto Work Customer delight is our Satisfaction

Here is how to Create a Monthly Maintenance Check for Your Car. Ten simple checks to enjoy worry-free motoring. Avoid the risk of breakdown by having your car serviced at recommended intervals. Making the following ten simple checks regularly will also help you to enjoy safer, worry-free motoring.

  1. Tyres
    • Know the correct tyre pressures for your car and check them at least fortnightly using a good-quality gauge or garage air line.
    • Look for cuts on sidewalls. If any one tyre needs regular top-ups, it may have a slow puncture.
    • Don't forget to check the spare as well.
  2. Toolkit
    • Check the handbook for the location of the basic toolkit for the car that should contain at least a jack and wheel removal tools.
    • Familiarise yourself with the jacking points used to lift the car safely.
    • If locking wheel nuts are fitted make sure that the toolkit includes the key or removal tool.
  3. Engine oil
    • Check the oil, brake fluid, coolant, windshield washer fluid, power steering fluid (if you have power steering). Check the dipstick at least every fortnight and before any long journey.
    • Have the oil and filter changed at Maruti's recommended service intervals.
    • High oil consumption can indicate engine problems.
  4. Water
    • Check the coolant level regularly and top up as necessary – but only when the engine is cold.
    • Have the antifreeze concentration checked before winter.
    • Antifreeze not only prevents the coolant from freezing but also prevents the build–up of corrosion within the cooling system and so is important all year round.
  5. Wipers
    • Wiper blades wear down over time and smear the windscreen if they become worn.
    • Replace them at least once a year for best performance.
  6. Screenwash
    • Check and top up regularly – it's a legal requirement that the system works.
    • Use a good screenwash additive through summer and winter – water alone won't clear oily road grime and freezes more readily in winter.
  7. Windscreen
    • Inspect the screen regularly for stone damage and always replace a cracked or chipped screen as soon as possible.
    • Any damage may impair vision or distract attention.
    • Minor chips can grow and crack the glass but many can be repaired by a windscreen specialist.
  8. Lights
    • Make sure the dash lights, headlights, brake lights, back-up lights, and turn signals are in good working order..
    • Clean lights regularly. In bad weather, wipe them over with a damp cloth during driving breaks.
  9. Possible Leaks
    • Look in the engine compartment and under the car for wetness that may indicate a leak
  10. Bodywork
    • Deal promptly with damage to bodywork to prevent rust setting in.
    • Many cars have extended bodywork warranty schemes, which may require annual inspection at the dealer. Check that any previous owner has kept records up to date.

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