• Tyre inflation should be checked every two weeks when cold, recommended pressure can be found in the owner’s manual.

  • Abnormal wear patterns indicate possible wheel alignment or suspension problems.

  • Vibrations in the steering indicate the tyres may require balancing.

  • Make sure that tyres have a minimum of 1.6mm of tread depth.


  • The fluid can be checked via the reservoir. For the specific location relating to your vehicle please check your owner’s manual.

  • Only use the recommended oil for your car, this information can be found in your owner’s manual.

  • Never over fill the reservoir.

  • If the power steering fluid needs regular refilling contact Jagman Motors for advice.


  • Check battery terminals regularly to ensure they are clean and tight.

  • Ensure that the electrolyte level is correct, if topping up only use distilled water. Many newer batteries are maintenance free and won’t require topping up.

  • Make sure the battery is secure.

  • If your battery has not been replaced in 3 – 4 years consider a replacement as battery failures often occur with no warning.


  • Check you lights regularly to ensure they work correctly.

  • Only use the recommended globes, this information can be found in your owner’s manual.

  • Check other electrical components i.e. horns, window demisters regularly to ensure correct operation.


  • Squealing brakes, grinding on your rotors or unusual vibrations may indicate your brakes need replacing.

  • Another sign of worn brakes is poor brake performance.

  • Ensure that your vehicle’s brake fluid is full.

  • Always use the recommended brake fluid for you vehicle, this can be found in your owner’s manual.


  • Only inspect your cooling system when the engine is cold. Never remove the radiator cap when the engine is hot.

  • Check coolant level regularly.

  • Only use the recommended coolant for your vehicle, this can be found in the owner’s manual.

  • If your cooling system requires regular refilling there may be a leak in the system.


  • Ensure fluid is not discoloured or burnt.

  • Ensure that the transmission fluid level remains filled to the correct level, check owner’s manual for details on checking levels.