How to Guides
On this page you will find some simple checks you can do to ensure your vehicle is kept running correctly, no technical knowledge needed!!!
Check engine oil level.
1; Ensure your engine has stood for at least ten minutes or hasn’t been started. 2; Open your bonnet. 3; Locate the dipstick. This is usually yellow. 4; Pull the dipstick out of the tube and wipe the oil off at the bottom of the dipstick. 5; Put the dipstick back into the tube, ensure it is fully inserted. 6; Remove the dipstick and inspect where the oil level is in relation to the markings. 7; If the oil level is at the max; Your engine oil level is correct. Between min and max: Topping up is advised but not essential. Below the min: top up oil level as soon as possible. 8; Replace the dipstick back in the tube, and your done. Always ensure you use the correct grade of oil when topping up. Always consult the vehicles handbook for the correct grade, alternatively please give us a call and we can tell you what oil you require. Alternatively stop in and we can check your engine oil level for you free of charge.
Top up oil level.
Check your vehicles handbook for the correct engine oil grade. This is usually located in the ‘checks’ or ‘maintenance’ section of the handbook, alternatively contact us and we will be happy to tell you. Purchase the required oil. Open the bonnet and locate the oil filler cap. Remove the cap and pour the required amount of oil in to the engine. We advise a small amount at a time to ensure the engine is not over-filled. Once you have poured oil into the engine, wait a minute and recheck the dipstick level (see above). When the oil level is at the max line the oil level is correct. Replace the filler cap securely, close the bonnet.
Tyre pressures are important to maintain handling, grip and fuel economy. A large number of tyres that need changing are due to low or over inflated tyre pressures. Go to a petrol station with a tyre pressure machine or come into us for a free check. Confirm what pressures your tyres should be. This could be a sticker on door sill or filler cap, alternatively check in the vehicles handbook. Set the machine to the desired pressure in bar or psi. Remove the tyre valve caps and place the gauge on the valve. The machine will inflate/deflate the pressures to your desired amount. Replace the valve cap on the tyre valve.