Top Tips For Looking After Your Car

Look after it and it will look after you, ensuring you get to where you want to go without any drama.

Keeping your car – whether it’s a Honda or any other make – maintained according to the manufacturer’s recommended schedule is important. There are essential tasks that need to be performed and items that need to be inspected as a car ages, which any Honda dealer or reputable garage can perform.

However, it’s just as important for you to know how to look after and maintain your car on a day-to-day basis and care for it between the scheduled services.

For example: did you know there’s a correct way to clean your car that prevents its paint from scratching? What about jump-starting a car with a flat battery; would you know what to do should there be no charge?

And how about staying on the right side of the law? Any idea what the minimum legal tyre tread depth should be? As for your car’s tyre pressures, do you know what they should be set to – or how to adjust them?

To help you maintain your car, Honda UK have asked expert Honda fleet technicians to share their top tips on how drivers with all levels of technical ability can maintain their car, but to give you a brief breakdown:

  • Treat your car to a hand wash at least once a month
  • Check windscreen wipers for wear and tear and replace them when required
  • Check your car's screenwash levels
  • Check your car lights are working
  • Check tyre pressure and tread depth
  • Engine oil - check it regularly