While cars require less maintenance these days, there are still a few checks required to ensure yours stays in good condition.
You don't need to be a mechanic to help make sure your car stays on the road.
A few simple checks will keep your vehicle running efficiently, without spending lots of money. You just need some basic tools and a little bit of time.
You need a new air filter for your car about every 12 months or 20,000km, whichever comes first. They're easy to replace, just check your owner manual to find where it is in your car.
Wiper blades vary from car to car, so you may have to follow your owner's manual, but here are the basic steps:
Most spark plugs last longer than air filters or wiper blades, usually about 50,000km. You'll need to install them in a specific order.
A simple visual check of the condition of your battery will tell you when it needs attention.
If you do experience a vehicle breakdown, follow the advice in the video below.
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