Got a little spare time this weekend? Why not take a moment to do a quick driveway vehicle health check on the family car. We put a lot of trust in our cars to get us from place to place but how well do we really know them?
Team up with your favourite parent or sibling (keep that ‘favourite’ bit to yourself – let’s not start a family feud) and get them to help you run a few basic driveway checks to make sure your car’s in tip top safe working order.
Here’s a quick overview to show you how easy it is to keep an eye on those importance maintenance issues:
If you’ve got someone who knows what they’re doing as your driveway buddy, get them to show you how to check the important fluids in the car – like oil, water, wiper detergent, etc.
Print out our car health check list so you can tick it off as you go.
There’s nothing like a day at the salon so why not give the family car a bit of pampering. Give the car a thorough clean inside and out – the car (and your family) will thank you for it and you’ll feel like you’ve had a great session at the gym!
Here’s a workout routine for washing your car:
- Summon Mr Miyagi and put some elbow grease into your washing movements with circular motions…. wax on, wax off
- Take big lunges from side to side as you clean and car
- Mix in some calf raises (tippy toe work) as you reach for the tough spots on the roof
- Leg day!! Get into those squats and give the wheels a shine
Voilà – there’s 135 calories burned in 30 minutes.
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More summer safety tips
This article is part of our Summer Trips | RYDA Tips series. For more great tips on staying safe on the roads over Christmas, click on the links below:
Sharing the Roads with Heavy Vehicles Packing the Car Safely for a Road Trip Avoiding a Summer Tyre Blowout
Getting Home Safely Tips for Driving in Hot Weather Driver Fatigue