Car seems a bit off?
Keep an eye, ear/nose/feel out for:
Strange noises or vibrations
Noisy, juddery, brakes
Heavy steering, steering wheel vibrating and/or off-centre
Headlight, brake light or indicator bulbs not working, or beams too high or low
Wiper blades smearing/not working
Worn tyres, slow punctures, flat spots
If you have any concerns, even if its just a gut feeling that things don’t sound or feel right, never be afraid to give us a call or pop in. Its always better to be safe than sorry. Quite often its nothing but if it is something small its best to fix it before it becomes a major/costly/inconvenient problem or even a dangerous one.
Its spring time again, so it’s a good time to think about cleaning the car. I don’t mean the outside but the engine. Regular servicing will make the vehicle run better, improve fuel efficiency and with the increase in petrol costs of late surely its worth a thought plus it runs cleaner so is good for the environment. We recommend you service your vehicle once a year or every 10 000km’s.
The cabin air filter! Most modern vehicles have these fitted. A cabin air filter reduces the amount of harmful contaminants entering into the vehicle via the heating ventilation and air conditioning. Pollen, fungus spores, dirt and dust pass into the passenger cabin and can trigger asthma, allergies, headaches and more. A new fresh one makes your air conditioning work more efficiently so clearing the windscreen in winter plus cooling the vehicle in summer. It is recommended to replace every two years so spring time is an ideal time to do this.
Planning on heading away next school holidays? Term finishes Friday 27 September. Not too sure when the vehicle was last serviced, just check your service label on the windscreen. Make sure its up to date if not give us a call so you can have a trouble free trip.
With this thought in mind remember December is always the busiest month of the year for us so if it does need a service soon perhaps think November and do it a little earlier so one thing off the list.
From the Team at Balmoral Auto Repairs