When your vehicle is no longer in its tip-top shape, even if it is not a requirement by the state, it is imperative to regularly check its condition to see if it is still roadworthy or if it is time for a repair. Doing so will potentially save not only your life but many others as well. Here are some things that you would need to check to determine the roadworthiness of your car.
Inspect the Body
Your car's body should be rust-free and damage-free. If there are damages, it could pose a risk to pedestrian and cyclists on the road. Second, you must be able to open the doors and use the handles with ease both from the inside and outside.
Every door must be attached firmly to the hinges. It also pays to check the inner door panels, so in times of emergency, you could quickly run in or out of your car as you need.
Test the Lights
It includes headlights, indicator lights, tail lights, reverse lights, emergency lights, fog lights, brake lights, in short, everything. If they aren’t working well, make sure to have them replaced as soon as possible. While checking your lights, see if you need to take your car in for realignment. It is imperative to ensure optimum visibility when driving.
Check the Fluids
If you're unsure how to do this, you ask the attendant while at the gas station to check your car’s oil, water levels, and windscreen wash. While at it, check your windows and windscreen for any cracks. Moreover, remember also to have your car’s clutch, power steering fluids, and break inspected.
Wheels, Tires, and Break
Your tires’ air pressure should be correct. It’s also extremely crucial to check the grooves on the tires. If you see that they’re shallower than 1.6mm, it’s time to replace them. Don’t forget about your spare wheel either. Make sure it’s correctly inflated and that all the tools you’ll need to change it are at hand.
Even if you did everything on the list and took utmost care while driving, you'll never know when accidents can happen. Remember to buy insurance for your car as there will always be a chance that you'd need it eventually. At Berlin & Denys Insurance, we aim to make our client's life easier with policies that are tailored to their needs. You can get more information about our products and services by calling our agency at (800) 946-3303. Get your free quote today by CLICKING HERE.