Driving a car brings with it the responsibility of being a safe and courteous road user, and part of that responsibility is to ensure your vehicle is well maintained. A well maintained vehicle will help minimise the possibility of a malfunction that might lead to an accident, making the road a safer place for you and other road users.
So if you’re not a qualified mechanic or regular petrolhead, how will you know what to check? Of course, you can’t take your vehicle to a Monroe Safety Specialist every time you need to check the oil or put air in your tyres. Monroe understands that there are many different vehicle owners with greatly varied levels of knowledge on effective vehicle maintenance, so our aim is to make it easy for you.
This blog will provide regular updates on all the important and preventative steps you need to take in order to own a properly maintained – and safe – vehicle. Many of these posts will describe things you can do yourself, or remind you to have your car checked by a professional.
Monroe is here to help you Drive Safe, so please come back regularly for more vehicle maintenance ideas and tips.
As the name suggests, air-conditioning 'conditions' the air. It can cool down your car, reduce moisture content and humidity, and warm the car without increasing moisture. In fact, air-conditioning is the best way to defog a windscreen when it's cold. Air-conditioning...read more
It's never nice to hear a strange sound in your car! Sometimes the sound may be unconstrained items in the boot or storage panels, so check them first. Listen for any unusual sounds and wind down the window so you can hear potential sounds from outside the vehicle....read more
If you look after your vehicle, your vehicle will look after you. It's true. There are many benefits to be enjoyed from the proper and effective maintenance of your car. Here are some: You'll save fuel – and in turn money – by having an efficient fuel system You'll...read more
Regularly check your tyre pressure Studies of tyre safety show that maintaining proper tyre pressure, observing tyre and vehicle load limits and inspecting tyres for cuts, slashes, and other irregularities are the most important things you can do to avoid tyre...read more
In the blog post on checking your tyre tread depth, Monroe Australia made recommendations on how to check the legal tread depth of your tyres. Tyres are a vital part of driving safely so tyre tread, tyre pressure, and choosing the correct tyres for your vehicle are...read more