Expert offers tips on car maintenance

As well as treating their bodywork with clay bars, car polishes and car waxes, drivers must also take the time to maintain the mechanical aspects of their vehicles, an expert has said.

Waynne Smith, senior partner at, said that brake fluid in particular is one area which motorists must be vigilant towards.

"Brake fluid should be checked annually and changed if it shows degredation. Whilst bad brake fluid may stop a car when cold, it causes fade when the brakes warm up and can be quite treacherous," he stated.

Mr Smith also advised drivers to check their spark plugs, recommending that these are inspected, cleaned and, if necessary, replaced every 12 months or so.

The expert went on to add that air filters must also be maintained, with an annual check required.

Jim Dvorak, from Mothers Polish, told the Hartford Courant recently that car plastic polish should be used to keep the headlights in good condition.

Posted by Simone Williams

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