Is Your Car Roadworthy?
Nowadays, having your own vehicle is more of a necessity than a luxury.
Developing infrastructures in both city and regional environments can mean you have to own your own car to get around easily.
Driving can help you make the most of your time and complete your daily activities more quickly.
Whether you love or hate driving, you should never ignore the condition of your car.
As a vehicle owner, it is your responsibility to ensure that it is roadworthy.
Visit Your Mechanic
Your car requires regular servicing to ensure it is in good condition.
The service will depend on the mileage and age of the car. Your mechanic will provide advice about how to care for your vehicle and if there is anything unusual going on with its operation.
A good mechanic will check your brakes, lights and the engine. If you notice strange noises or movements, you must mention this to your mechanic in order for them to have it checked.
Check Your Tyres
Tyres on the Gold Coast are subject to harsh conditions.
The weather conditions and road quality can make them work hard so you must keep an eye on them.
On average, tyres can last up to six years.
That will vary depending on how much driving you do and how far. To avoid incidents or last-minute purchases, inspect your tyres regularly.
Quality tyres are an essential part of being safe on the road, so you should not put off buying new tyres if necessary.
If you want to get a good deal on tyres on the Gold Coast, contact us Branigans Budget Tyres and we’ll advise you on the best tyres for your vehicle.
Your mechanic will be able to check the electrical system for you. They must ensure that all your
lights are working properly.
There should be no problems with the windscreen wipers, battery and generator.
Doors and Windows
All the doors in the vehicle must be easy to open and close from the inside and outside.
The windows should also open and close easily and be made of safety auto glass.
This is one of the most important safety features in your vehicle.
The seat belts must fasten and release easily. They should be in good condition and not torn, damaged or frayed.
To make a booking to have your new or used tyres fitted, please contact us here or visit one of our three convenient locations, Southport, Burleigh Heads or Murwillumbah.
You might also find our previous article Choosing the Right Tyre for Your Car helpful in deciding what tyres are best for your car.