All About Cars - FAQ

March 16, 2016 at 10:52 PM

Q: What is a suitable first car?

A: A small to medium size car with good visibility all round

Q: What to look for when purchasing a car?

A: Age, mileage, service history, safety features, running cost, purchase price

Q: How important is a cars safety rating?

A: Very important. Try and buy a vehicle with at least a 4 Star ANCAP rating

Q: What is a ‘light’ vehicle

A: A small vehicle

Q: Why do car batteries fail?

A: Batteries have a certain amount of life span.

Q: How do I find out the age of a car?

A: On the registration sticker, which is on the left side bottom of the front windscreen

Q: Where do I locate the VIN on my car?

A: Usually under the bonnet against the firewall,  otherwise have a look in your “owners manual” for the VIN number location.

Q: How often should you check your tire pressure?

A: Once a month

Q: How often should my car be serviced?

A: Most vehicles should be serviced every 6 months or 10.000 kilometers. Which ever one comes first

Q: How do I know how much air pressure should be in my tires?

A: Check your “owners manual”. Most vehicles should have 32 PSI

Q: What is cold tire pressure?

A: When the vehicle has not been driven much yet. The tires are still cold.

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