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Look after your vehicle

If a family member is learning to drive in your car, make sure it’s in good condition. Accidents can happen when cars are not properly looked after.

Make time to check that:

  • your tyres are inflated properly, and have enough tread
  • your windscreen wipers are clean and working, and you have water in your windscreen washer bottle
  • all of your lights - headlights, tail lights, indicators, number plate lights, parking lights - are working
  • your horn is working
  • you have plenty of petrol, oil and radiator fluid.
  • Learner drivers have a lot to think about when they’re driving. It’s much easier for them when they’re confident their car is in good working order.
  • Your car’s manual, or a mechanic, will be able to tell you how often you should service your car. A service should check the car’s wheels, hoses, radiator, battery, leaks, steering and suspension, brakes, seats and seatbelts, tyres, vehicle body and chassis.