Money Matters Team

Visual guide to car maintenance basics

By Money Matters Team 05/08/2015

Unsure of how to keep your car legal and in good condition? Our car maintenance guide covers the basics, like checking the battery and tyre pressure.

Your car may be your pride and joy, but do you know how to look after it properly? There’s more to it than the occasional wash and keeping the petrol topped up.

For many of us, daily travel routines and family schedules are dependent on our cars running smoothly. Getting your children to nursery and school in the morning, or making an important business meeting in rush hour traffic can be stressful enough without your car playing up.

Our infographic on car maintenance basics provides helpful tips on things to consider when caring for your car.

Visual guide to buying a new car

For more detailed information, have a look at our guide to car maintenance basics.

In addition to looking after your vehicle, it’s a good idea to be prepared if your car breaks down. Have you considered which essential items to keep in your car, or what kind of insurance would be most appropriate? A policy to help cover the cost of repairing or replacing your windscreen, along with access to a courtesy car while your vehicle is getting fixed, could make all the difference.

If you are thinking of buying a car, check out our visual guides to buying new and used cars. They cover some of the main issues to consider before making a purchase, like the pros and cons of used, new and nearly new cars.

This Money Matters post aims to be informative and engaging. Though it may include tips and information, it does not constitute advice and should not be used as a basis for any financial decisions. Sainsbury's Bank accepts no responsibility for the opinions and views of external contributors and the content of external websites included within this post. Some links may take you to another Sainsbury's Bank page. All information in this post was correct at date of publication.