In our daily commutes, unexpected car breakdowns are the last thing we need. This article presents five straightforward steps for both beginners and experienced drivers to follow:

1. Inspect Your Car Battery Warranty Expiry

Know when your car battery needs replacement by checking its warranty expiry. Look for signs like slow engine crank or dim lights, and ensure battery connections are clean and tight. Consider ASTRA battery by, known for its quality and nationwide warranty service.

inspect car battery at the workshop

2. Check Your Radiator Water Level Regularly

Maintain proper radiator water levels to prevent overheating, especially in extreme temperatures. Use coolant instead of water for better protection, and monitor your vehicle’s temperature and for leaks or damage.

Checking the Radiator Water Level

3. Ensure Your Tire Pressure is Checked.

Regularly check tire pressure and inspect for tread wear and damage. Replace tires every 6 years or sooner if necessary. Proper tire pressure is crucial for safe driving, so check monthly and before long trips.

4. Perform Electrical System Maintenance

Regularly check lights, alternator, and starter for signs of electrical issues. Dimming lights or difficulty starting may indicate problems. Have a professional mechanic inspect the electrical system annually or when issues arise.

performing electrical system maintenance

5. Check Your Alternator Regularly

A failing alternator can cause dimming lights, dead battery, or unusual noises. Regular checks during scheduled services can prevent sudden failures. Use a multimeter and basic tools for inspections.


Before initiating any maintenance or inspection, refer to your vehicle’s manual for specific instructions and safety precautions. Ensure safety by wearing appropriate gear and have necessary tools on hand.

Here's a breakdown of the tools you may need for these tasks

Ensure safety by wearing safety glasses and gloves when working with the car battery. Basic tools like screwdrivers, an adjustable wrench and pliers are essential. For battery inspection, have a battery terminal cleaner, wire brush, battery terminal protector spray, and either a battery load tester or multimeter. When inspecting the radiator, keep coolant/antifreeze, a funnel, and a coolant tester for checking the mixture ratio. Tire pressure checks require a tire pressure gauge and an air compressor or portable tire inflator.

Electrical system maintenance necessitates electrical contact cleaner, a wire brush or fine sandpaper, and dielectric grease. For alternator checks, use a multimeter, a serpentine belt tool, and knowledge of basic alternator output testing. General items to include are a flashlight, rag or paper towels for cleaning, and a battery jump starter or jumper cables for emergencies

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