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FLOWER checks : the essential car maintenance checklist

The FLOWER checklist is a helpful tool for car maintenance because it provides a simple and easy-to-remember list of important tasks that drivers can perform regularly to keep their cars running smoothly and safely.

The letters in FLOWER stand for the following items:

F - Fuel system: check for leaks, cracks, or damage in fuel lines, hoses, connections, and fuel filter. L - Lights: check all exterior lights, including headlamps, taillights, brake lights, turn signals, and hazard lights, to ensure they are functioning properly. O - Oil: check the oil level and quality, and if necessary, add oil or change the oil and filter. W - Water: check the coolant level in the radiator and the engine hoses. E - Electrics: check the battery terminals and connections, and inspect the alternator and starter motor for any signs of wear or damage. R - Rubber: check the condition of the tires, including their tread depth and pressure, and inspect the condition of the belts and hoses.

Regularly checking these key items can help you:

  1. Prolong the life of your car by preventing wear and tear on critical systems, such as the engine, transmission, and suspension.

  2. Improve the safety of your car by ensuring that all lights and critical systems are functioning properly.

  3. Prevent breakdowns by identifying potential problems before they become serious issues.

  4. Increase fuel efficiency by keeping your car running at peak performance.

If you need any help with these tasks you book your car in at HP Motors Ltd on 01234 708700.

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