If you've been using your car less lately, how can you make sure your car is road ready for you when you need it again?
- Sometimes our cars stay on the drive, unused, for a while at a time
- A flat battery is the last thing you need when you want to get out
- Let's make sure our cars stay in shape while they're being used less
Check your car and tyres
If you drive in the dark, you'll want to make sure your lights, rear reflectors and both indicators are clean and working, and that no lenses are cracked.
Regularly checking your tyres is also important, no matter how often you use your car or how far you drive. The minimum legal tread depth is 1.6mm across the central ¾ of the tyre and around its circumference. However, you should replace your tyres well before they get to the legal standard.
You may also want to check out our guide on winter car care to make sure your car is ready whatever the weather. So, to make sure our cars aren't neglected, give them a clean and check their essentials.
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