We know how frustrating it can be when you find out something has gone wrong with your car.

Not only does this mean that you will have to be without a car for the duration of the time it takes to be fixed, but it can often cost a lot of money, depending on what’s gone wrong.

So that’s why we have dedicated this post to help you keep you car in check, and spotting problems before they escalate!


Whilst it may seem quite obvious to check your tyres, many people only check them when they start to notice issues with car control/responsiveness.

However, if you make sure to check your tyres every fortnight, then you will be able to spot any problems before they start to affect your driving.

Engine Oil:

It is also important to ensure that the internal parts of your car are working correctly.

One important thing to monitor is your engine oil levels. You want to ensure that it is always supplied with the oil it needs, as this oil helps to keep your engine running at optimal levels.

Whilst we do recommend that you check it occasionally, we would certainly recommend that you take a look before partaking on long journeys.

Coolant Level:

Your coolant levels are not as vital all year round, however they are definitely worth keeping your eye on during colder periods.

This is due to the anti-freezing properties that it provides your car. Which in turn, prevents any damage being caused by the expansion of water being frozen in the system.


Following on with our liquid based tips, we also have screenwash. By law, you must ensure that you always have a sufficient amount of screenwash in your car at all times.

The reason for this is because of how fast your windscreen can get dirty, and without screenwash, there is little hope of removing sticky/oils substances from your windscreen.

This will obscure the driver’s vision, which makes the driver more vulnerable to crashing.


Last but certainly not least is the lights check! This check is relatively simple, and just requires you to check that all your lights are still working.

You should also check that the lights are not being obscured in anyway. This could be dirt or any other material, but you want to ensure your lights can be seen.

As for the frequency of this check, we recommend doing it as frequently as possible. 

If you can do it once each day that’s amazing, however most people don’t have time for that so we generally recommend once a week.

We hope these tips have been helpful! If you ensure that you make the right checks, then you will be certain to spot the problems before they escalate.