By Ellen Morgan and Andrew Clark
Published: Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Looking after our 4-wheeled friends takes more than just a trip to the mechanic. Like us, our cars need regular health checks. But what should we be checking ourselves, and when should we leave it to the experts?
A crackle, a thud, a nerve-tingling screech… many car owners will know the dreaded feeling all too well – when an unknown sound sputters from somewhere within. It’s a little bit terrifying, and a whole lot exasperating, especially when you don’t understand what’s gone wrong or you realise disaster could’ve been prevented.
Just like the dentist reminding us to floss, our mechanics often advise us to do little check-ups between all-important services. But where do you start, what should you be checking, and how often?
With the help of RAA Technical Advisory Services Manager Andrew Clark, we take you through some of the most important car components to check up on yourself, and those that need expert care.
You’ll be sure to impress your mechanic after this one.
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