Car ‘show me, tell me’ safety questions


As part of your driving test, you will be asked a couple of questions about your car. None of them too taxing. You don’t have to be a mechanic to know them. In fact most cars have symbols on the main level checks under bonnet, making them easily identifiable.


Car Sympathy

Basic knowledge of how to look after your car is beneficial in many ways. Of course, if you look after your car, it will be reliable and not spend too much time in the garage. More over, cars don’t tend to be very friendly towards your bank account either. In light of the fact that most of us rely on the car these a great deal, keeping it road worthy is essential. The tyres are one of the most important safety features to keep an eye on. Cuts, bulges and abrasions are potentially dangerous. Importantly your tyres are your contact with the road surface and are a significant factor in ability to stop the car in an emergency. The state of your tyres can literally be a life or death situation. Make sure they always have the legal amount of tread depth, 1.6mm .


Where possible, always use a good make of tyre. The stopping distance is affected by the road surface, weather conditions, condition of tyres and brakes. More over the attention of the driver is paramount. Pay attention to your car and your driving. Keep both in a top level of condition and your chances of being involved in an accident diminish considerably.


It’s always a good idea to use a reputable garage for all repairs. Ask around for recommendations from friends and relatives who have had work done. main dealers and garages that also do MOT’s have to keep up a certain standard and so would be a good bet.