Cars have become much more reliable in recent years; many parts are sealed and can only be worked on by a mechanic. However it’s still important to do some maintenance to keep your car running safely and efficiently.
You should regularly check
- the engine oil and coolant
- the tyres
- the electrical systems, windows and controls.
See the Basic car maintenance section for more tips.
If you find any problems while you’re doing maintenance, make sure you get them fixed as soon as possible. Leaving a problem is likely to make it more expensive to fix and could cause an incident.