Top 2021 New Year's Resolution for your Car
Date posted: 22 December 2020
It’s a Happy New Year from us all here at Lloyd Motor Group, and we’re here to keep you safe and on the roads.
Most of us always start the year the same way with the usual New Year’s Resolutions List, so we wanted to give you our top-5 tips for your car to ensure you can drive happy and safe in 2021.
1) Get connected
Download your manufacturer approved app available on both Android and Apple Store.
2) Look after your tyres
Make sure your tyres are the correct pressure and check for damage and unusual wear on a regular basis. Ensuring that your tyres are correctly aligned is also important. Any of these issues can reduce your control whilst driving as well as increase fuel consumption.
Here at Lloyd Motor Group, we are always here to help and offer tyre checks, wheel alignments and competitively priced tyres.
3) Battery maintenance
Your car battery like any other battery will discharge when not used, at cold temperatures your batteries ability to provide sufficient power to run your vehicle will also demise therefore with the potential reduction in your vehicles use during lockdown coupled with the colder temperatures we suggest you connect your vehicle to a Battery trickle charger.
A healthy battery should last at least 2 weeks without needing to be started up to re-charge (this may reduce in colder temperatures), try to avoid excessive “wake-ups” of your car’s electrical system and avoid locking/unlocking or switching on the ignition without driving the car.
Once a battery has discharged beyond a level it will no longer hold a full charge and will need to be replaced.
If you have any questions or issues regarding your battery, please contact your local Lloyd Service Centre who will be happy to help.
4) Address minor problems quickly
Make sure you are up to date regarding your vehicles servicing requirements. Servicing is one of the best ways of keeping your car running as effectively as possible and can save money on a potentially costly MOT.
If your car is 3-years or older, you are legally required to have your car MOT tested every year.
Whether its AdBlue or your Engine Oil, be sure to check your car’s fluids on a regular basis. If you drive a diesel that requires AdBlue, your vehicle won’t start if you run out.
It is important to ensure that you are using the correct screen wash for your car as recommended by the manufacturer. Genuine screenwash not only cleans but reduces bacteria build up in the washer jets and tanks. Should bacteria build up it could cause a blockage in the system leading to further work required.
If you would like the peace of mind that your vehicle is in good condition, you can always book a Vehicle Health Check with your local Lloyd Service Centre.