oils-advices

ENGINE OIL

  • Check the oil level after the engine has been switched off for about 5 minutes, whilst it is still warm. Take special care to avoid touching the fan and hot parts in the engine compartment.
  • Do not remove the filler cap if the engine is still very hot.
  • Always top up using engine oil of the same specifications as that already in the engine.
  • Have the oil and oil filter changed at an authorised service centre. They can dispose of them properly to avoid a negative impact on the environment.
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BATTERY

  • Driving your vehicle with insufficient electrolyte can cause irreparable damage to the battery.
  • Battery electrolyte is toxic and corrosive. Avoid contact with skin and eyes.
  • If your vehicle is going to be parked for a long time in extremely cold conditions, remove the battery and store it in a warm place.
  • Do not attempt to charge the battery if the liquid in it freezes. Before using a battery that has frozen, check that the internal components are not broken and check the casing for cracks that could cause electrolyte to leak out.
  • Have the battery replaced by an authorised service centre. They can dispose of the old battery properly to avoid a negative impact on the environment.
  • To ensure extended battery life, when you park your vehicle, always check that the doors and boot are properly closed and that the roof lights are off. Avoid prolonged use of devices like the radio or hazard warning lights when the engine is switched off.
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WINDSCREEN AND REAR WINDOW WIPERS

  • Clean the rubber wiper blades regularly and replace them at least once a year.
  • To avoid damage, check that the rubber blades are not frozen to the glass before operating the wipers in very cold temperatures. Remove snow from the windscreen and rear window before operating the wipers. Do not use wipers on dry glass.
  • Check the level of screen washer liquid in the reservoir and also check that the nozzles are not blocked.

WHEELS AND TYRES

  • Check the pressure of all the tyres, including the spare, every two weeks and before any long journey. Check pressure with the tyres rested and cold.
  • Good road holding depends on correct tyre pressure. Under inflation can cause overheating, with the risk of serious damage to the tyres.

BODYWORK

  • Touch up abrasions and scratches immediately to prevent the formation of rust.
  • Wash your vehicle more frequently if you use it in areas with a high level of atmospheric pollution or if you often travel over roads treated with salt to prevent the formation of ice.
  • Check that pools of water do not form under the carpets and mats. Remove dust from fabrics using a soft, damp brush or vacuum cleaner. Clean the seats by rubbing them with a sponge moistened in a solution of neutral detergent and water.
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