Wednesday 22nd February 2012
Be Wiser Insurance

Most motorists in the UK will admit to getting their car serviced probably only once a year at the same time as the MOT and then really do nothing with their cars apart from top-up the washer bottle. While this basic maintenance is still good it really is not enough to keep their cars in tip top condition.

Getting the battery checked, filters assessed and the brakes looked over can see people avoid breakdowns in less than ideal conditions. In addition, replacing the oil with a synthetic product that is designed for longer use may extend the life of your car and could prevent a costly insurance claim.

Keep a regular eye on your tyre pressure, this is the only bit of the car actually in contact with the road and is often overlooked. In the winter it is beneficial to let the engine idle for a few seconds before driving and drive slowly for the first few miles to ensure the oil is fully warmed up.

An industry expert commented that seasonal motor maintenance can keep a car, as well a person's wallet, in good condition.

"It will save you money in both the short and long-term because you are improving your vehicle's trade-in value, getting the most out of its mileage and preventing costly repairs down the road," he said.

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