Vehicle maintenance is essential for keeping your car in top condition, and your Hyundai is no exception. Regularly checking your Hyundai’s health helps address faults before they can cause breakdowns, ensuring that it stays in the best condition possible. If you’re a novice mechanic wondering how you could make sure your car is in the best possible health, Phil Gilbert has you covered. Read on and discover a few things that can help your drive stay safe and comfortable.
It's always best to start off with the obvious one, fuel. You wouldn’t want to be caught in your car out of fuel in the middle of winter. So always make sure you have sufficient fuel for the journey. If your tank is at the half level or less, fill it up enough so as to avoid evaporation.
Once that’s sorted, check your car’s fluids. The fluid levels of coolant, power steering fluid and brake fluid should fall between the minimum and maximum lines. Alternatively, the fluid levels should be in line with the benchmarks given in your Hyundai's manual.
Testing your Hyundai car’s battery condition is also important. Check if the terminals are clean and connected tightly. Any corrosion can be cleaned with hot water mixed with a little baking soda. Then see if the engine starts properly.
Checking your Hyundai car’s tyres, brakes and other essentials
Now, you can move on to the tyres. Check the tyre pressure to verify if they are at the appropriate level. You would need a tyre pressure gauge to do so. Make a note of the pressure marked on the side of your car’s tyre. This is the maximum pressure level that the tyre should have. The check up should be done for the spare tyre’s pressure level as well. Afterwards, check for the tread depth to see if the tyres are worn out. Ideally, this should be done with a tread gauge.
After ensuring the tyres are in order, run a test on the brakes. If the fluid check was successful, then brake fluids would be at an optimum level. However, double check your manual to ensure the correct procedure was followed. Then, check the brakes themselves to verify.
Finally, you should also ensure your parts are in good condition, particularly, wipers, headlights and signal indicators. A partially broken wiper would not work properly during heavy rains or adverse weather conditions. The same should follow for headlights and indicators too. Scratches or other damages may affect the brightness and intensity of the lights. Therefore, check each light individually.
Hyundai car service? Call Phil Gilbert
There are a host of other things that you would need to pay attention to including your car’s electronics, air filter, interiors, air conditioning, and others. Making these checks on a regular basis helps keep your car in top order. But there may be times where you might need professional help.
Phil Gilbert Hyundai has been serving the automobile industry in Australia for over a decade. We specialise in your Hyundai car essentials. Whether it’s spare parts or a Hyundai car service, our team of experts are here to help. So, come visit Phil Gilbert Hyundai today. You can also book online, call us on (02) 9735 8400 or contact us here.