1. Change a tyre

You’re driving to work, when you discover that you’ve got a flat. Now, you’re stuck on the side of the road and you’re freaking out a little. 

Breathe. You’re going to be fine. All you need to do is follow this guide and you’ll be back on the road in no time. Or watch the video below:


2. Check your tyre pressure

If you want to ensure tyre longevity, speeding steering reaction and improved fuel efficiency (which I’m sure you do), you better check your tyre pressure. If you not, you could find yourself having to replace your wheels a lot earlier than you thought. So, here are some simple steps to keeping an eye on those tyres.

Otherwise, take a look at this:


3. Check your engine oil

Oil lubricates numerous moving parts in your engine, meaning that there will be increased friction if oil is low or old. The result? An overheated, damaged engine and a possibly seized up motor. In the words of race driver Kelly Williams, “oil is the lifeblood of your engine”. Her handy advice will help you to monitor your engine’s oil levels.

Or else, see for yourself:


4. Replace your windshield wipers

You don’t want to get into an accident simply because your windshield wipers weren’t working properly. Avoid that kind of situtation by following these instructions to change any faulty windshield wipers.

Read more: 13 ways you can stay safe while on the road

Another option would be to watch this video:


5. Jumpstart your car

Ok, imagine this. It’s your cousin’s wedding day and you’re all dressed up, ready to take an hour-long drive into the winelands. You’re already running late, and, to make matters worse, you turn the ignition, but your car won’t start. If it’s your battery, don’t worry, just read through these directions.

See how easy it is:

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