Three Crucial Guidelines for Keeping Your Vehicle Roadworthy


If you are a vehicle owner, you must make sure that the automobile is in roadworthy condition at all times. If the car or truck is not in a good state, it will not be considered fit for registration renewal. Also, you cannot sell the vehicle if it is in poor condition. Fortunately, you can prevent the degradation of the automobile and ensure that it retains its roadworthiness by keeping up with the recommended services and mechanical repairs. In an ideal situation, the upkeep should be conducted by an expert auto technician. However, you can perform some of the work personally. Here are some simple DIY tips to help you keep your vehicle roadworthy.

Check the Control Pedals

You should check the pedals which are designed to control the movement of the vehicle. In simple terms, you should monitor and inspect the clutch, brakes and accelerator. If these components fail, you will expose yourself, your passengers and other road users to great danger. You should note that accidents involving these three components do not usually happen overnight. In most cases, people ignore anomalies until the problem escalates and the state of the vehicle is compromised. Therefore, if you want to ensure that your car is roadworthy, you must keep an eye on these pedals and commission prompt repairs.

Maintain Your Engine

If your engine is not in ideal condition, your vehicle cannot be considered roadworthy. Anomalies in this component will be identified quite fast by mechanics inspecting your vehicle for resale clearance or registration. Also, driving with a deteriorated engine can accelerate the permanent failure of the car and even increase the risk of an accident. You should check the fluids in the engine such as engine oil, transmission fluid and coolant and top up or replace as required. You should also monitor the condition of the engine. You should look out for common problems such as fluid leaks and overheating which could cause further degradation of your engine.

Test and Protect Your Tyres

Finally, you should keep your tyres in optimal condition for your safety. You must never allow your tyres to degrade fast or abnormally. You can prevent tyre problems by keeping these elements inflated correctly for your applications. Poor inflation habits can lead to uneven tread wear and imbalance when driving. You should also remember to have your tyres aligned and balanced periodically. In addition, you should keep an eye on the tread depth. If you drive on bald tyres, you could lose traction and the control of your vehicle.


4 June 2018

Servicing my car as a disabled person

I rely a lot of my car as I am a paraplegic. I can only drive a car that has specially modified with wheel controls, so it's very important that I get my car serviced by a company that knows what it is doing. I also need my car to be serviced quickly as I am very limited in how much I can get around without it. This blog has some tips on how to find a car servicing company that will suit you if driving a disability-modified car. I hope it will be useful to other people with disabilities who rely on their cars as much as me.