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Isolation Car Safety Checks - Keep your car safe!

Updated: May 20, 2020

Following the Coronavirus outbreak it seems a strange world outside at the moment, and the majority of the country is finding that their normal daily routines have been turned upside down! The current government advice to stay at home unless strictly necessary means that many people are not currently using their cars as often as they normally would.

Despite people using their cars infrequently, this does not mean that car checks should be neglected; in fact they are now more important than ever. Performing regular checks on your vehicle’s core components and developing good maintenance habits can help to ensure that your car keeps functioning properly. At MKD Automotive we have compiled a list of crucial safety and care tips which will help to ensure that your car is working as it should be when the time comes to use it again:

Safety Checks

Tyres We would recommend checking your tyre pressure and tread depth once a week, or before any long journeys to ensure safety and control of your vehicle.

Batteries When left unused for periods of time it is not unusual for a car battery to go flat, which could leave you unable to start it again.

Brakes With vehicles being left stationary for longer periods than normal it is possible that corrosion will start to form. If you notice this or any other common braking problems occurring then you may need to have your brakes checked to ensure safety.

MOTs While MOTs due from the 30/03/2020 have been given a 6 month extension it is still important that any cars being used on the road are up to safety standards; your insurance could be invalidated if you are involved in an incident and your vehicle is deemed not up to safety standards. In the interest of safety, we will still be providing MOTs during this period; If you have an upcoming MOT it is useful to check your car in advance to make sure you are prepared.

Other Areas While these areas may be some of the most key for safety, the following links may also be useful to you during this period of lockdown:

We're Here If You Need Us Although the above checks will help to keep your vehicles in working order as much as possible there will still be times for some drivers when professional help is required to keep your car running. If you are at all concerned by your vehicles safety then don't hesitate to contact one of the team or book a free vehicle safety check.

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