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Doing Your Own Vehicle Inspection

Vehicle Inspection

Having a professional vehicle inspection Sydney to take care of your car requires them to look at every nook and cranny of your vehicle. Even so, you would want to make sure that you do your own checks as well to keep the health of the automobile in tiptop shape.

Once you get into a system of what to check on your car, it will only take a few minutes. There are parts you need to take a look at on a daily basis, some on the weekly and a few others only every now and then.

Exterior Checks  – Starting with exteriors, a tyre needs to have its air pressure, tread depth and the spare to be regularly checked, at least weekly. You need to give them at least a visual check if the tyre is flat. Make sure that there’s no damage or signs of wear that may compromise your car.

For the weekly checks, use a tyre gauge and confirm that you have recommended pressure on them. You need to have at least the tread depth of 1.5 mm for your tyres to be on the minimum roadworthy condition.

When it comes to your exterior lights, vehicle inspection pros make sure that they are all working up to their specific tasks. They need to be bright, with zero cracks or fades. Missing or damaged lights, especially brake and warning lights, need to be replaced immediately.

As for the windshield and wipers, they need to be functioning. Remove and dust particles, especially for the driver side. Make sure that you can see your surroundings easily and help you navigate.

Interiors – As for interiors, the seatbelt and its mechanism needs to be checked and free from damage and rust. Test the latches, restraints and recoils for them to work properly. Make sure that the car’s seating is firm and comfortable whilst the dashboard’s instrumentation panel is working fine.

Under the Hood – Finally, a vehicle inspection is not complete without making sure everything under the hood is working fine. Check the engine oil level and change it if it’s too dark or too little. The oil stick will have a minimum level for it to operate properly.

Confirm that the brakes are responsive and that the brake fluid level is correct. Make sure that all fluids are replaced properly and that the transmission fluid is filled. Check the timing belt so it’s free from damage.