Driving School Car Tips
Top Car Tips
1. Changing a Tire:
• Park in a safe place. Make sure the parking brake in on, have Gear Select Lever in PARK, turn key off.
• Place blocks both in front and behind two tires
• Remove all equipment (car jack, spare tire, tire wrench) from car.
• Remove hub cap which could be centre of wheel or a one piece hub cap (on some models the hub cap is bolted on with tire.
• Loosen each lug nut by turning counter clock wise, (in nearly all cases)
• Position jack on firm ground and place jack under “T” frame and raise car about 10 centimetres or 4 inches.
• Remove lug nuts from the flat tire. Pull flat tire from wheel and replace with good spare tire on the wheel. Hand tighten lug nuts.
• Lower jack until tire touches ground.
• Tighten nuts with a wrench in a cross star pattern. To check that nuts are tight, tighten with tire wrench once again.
• Replace hub cap as required and remove jack.
• Put everything back in the trunk of car properly.
• Get flat tire repaired or replaced at the nearest repair store.
• Grey Exhaust: This is the colour to expect.
• Black Exhaust: Car needs a tune up.
• Solid White Exhaust: Radiator fluid is leaking into engine. Take car to nearest repair garage, immediately.
• Blue Exhaust: Stop car immediately and have it towed to a garage, as you are seriously polluting the environment.
3. COLD WEATHER, AND IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY HAVE IN CAR
• Two or three large candles
• First Aid Kit
• Small Fire Extinguisher
• Some chocolate bars and water
• Some winter clothes and winter footwear
• Booster cables, snow scraper, shovel, cat litter for traction, small pail.
• Lighter and/or water proof matches
• Litre of motor oil, windshield washer fluid, antifreeze, brake fluid and one alternator belt.
•A set of maps, addresses and phone numbers.
4. CHECK THE FOLLOWING EVERY WEEK
• Wash vehicle
• Motor Oil level
• Windshield Washer Fluid level
• Tire Pressure
• All headlights, turn signals and taillights
• Radiator Fluid level (Check overflow tank)
• Clean inside vehicle
• Clean inside trunk
• View brake fluid level in plastic container
• Glass is clean and there are no cracks