What should be checked? When driving long distance? During a regular vehicle inspection? How often should oil changes be done?
Tire and tire pressures Setting tire pressure to proper inflation. Pressures are located on drivers door or owners manual Proper tire pressures means better fuel economy No cracks or cuts on side wall. Checking tire thread depth, minimum for safety is 1mm
Wipers and washer fluid Checking wiper blades for proper cleaning Making sure the wiper rubbers are not torn Making sure washer fluid is topped up and operation
Fluids Power steering fluid Should be topped off, middle- max line Should be clean, clear, amber or red color No leaks with the power steering pump or power steering lines
Fluid Automatic Transmission fluid must be checked with vehicle running for proper level. Cold fluid min- max line on dipstick Hot fluid min- max line on dipstick Red color Manual transmission fluids must be checked through the fill pull.
Fluids Brake fluid is a hygroscopic liquid, that absorbs moisture. Clear color fluid Should be at the max line If fluid is close to the min line check for leaks or brake material might be low.
Fluid Engine oil, must be checked with car off Level at max line Clear amber color Recommend changing oil every 6000km or 6 Months. 8000km or every month Look at owners manual Check for oil leaks
Lights Check for proper daytime running light Check for low bean and high bean Check for turn signal lights Check for reverse light Check for brake lights Check for taillights