Whether youíve bought a new car before or are a novice to that intoxicating new car smell, you may not be aware that there are some things every new car owner should do. Many of these things are simple tasks or habits, but they can help to improve the performance and lifespan of Skoda cars for sale. 2018 may be your year to buy a new car, so here are the things you need to be prepared to do.
Look After Your Tyres
When it comes to car sales, Skoda takes pride in equipping models properly, and this includes great tyres. However, even the best tyres still need some care and attention to ensure proper performance. Tyres are more than just something for your car to roll on. Tyre condition makes a massive difference to how the vehicle turns, handles and stops in both dry and wet conditions. Incorrectly inflated tyres also increase fuel use, so it can end up hitting you hard in the wallet. So, familiarise yourself with the recommended tyre pressures and form a habit of checking your tyres regularly.
Use the Air Conditioning
Air conditioning is fairly standard throughout the Skoda range in Australia, but there are some things that you need to bear in mind about air conditioning in cars. The most important thing about car AC is that you need to use it or it can be damaged. Leaving your air conditioning unused for months can lead to costly repairs. So, be sure to run the AC periodically for at least a few minutes. Remember that air conditioning can also be used to clear a misted windscreen, so you can use it throughout winter and improve visibility.
Keep Your Wipers in Good Condition
Australia is generally a dry climate, and this can create massive problems for your wipers. This can mean that when a deluge of rain does arrive, it can compromise our vision of the road ahead. So, it is vitally important to keep your wipers in good condition and always ensure that your washer bottle is filled. Good condition wipers mean that you can minimise the risk of a streaky windscreen causing vision problems on the road.
Develop Smooth Driving Habits
New cars can take a little while for components to wear in and start operating as intended. So, it is important that you keep your driving smooth at least for the first few weeks of driving. Try to avoid harsh braking or acceleration as this can put the car under increased strain. While smooth driving habits are important for a new car, it is worth considering that they will also improve your fuel economy, so they are good lifetime habits.
If you are interested in new Skoda cars for sale, you should call in and see us. We have an impressive range of vehicles including the latest Skoda models. Our sales staff is also on hand to answer any queries about car sales, Skoda models or finance deals.