If you’re not using your car much due to coronavirus, you’ll want to know that it’s in good should you suddenly need to travel. These are our top tips…

Start off by checking your car’s oil, and topping it up if needed. Make sure that you have a full tank of fuel and that other vital fluids, such as your brake and windscreen washer fluid, are topped up. You can see the levels of both of these by looking under your car’s bonnet at their respective reservoirs.

Next, it’s time to make sure that your lights are working, and that the car’s lights and number plates are clean so that you can be seen clearly. Then move to your car’s battery. If your car is taking longer than usual to start, or if you know your battery hasn’t been changed in a long time, it’s worth investing in a battery tester to make sure there aren’t any issues on the horizon.

Finally, take the time to check your wiper blades and tyres and make sure that neither is worn. You can check the tread depth of a tyre, meanwhile, by putting a 20p coin into the area between the tread; if the raised part of the coin is above the tread, you’ll need to sort replacements.

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