If it’s the daily commute to work, a Sunday drive or a holiday road trip, you need to be able to rely on your car. Find out here how to look after your car.
Owning and maintaining a car is a big responsibility and it’s a good idea to give your car some regular TLC.
We recommend you do a bit of car maintenance every month or two and especially before any significant road trips.
Not only will this help you get the most from your vehicle but it will go a long way towards:
Not maintaining the correct tyre pressure can cost more in petrol costs. Tyres wear more quickly, and the steering and ability to control the vehicle are affected.
If you don’t keep your vehicle fluids topped up, you increase the likelihood of engine wear and risk an annoying and costly breakdown. In the worst case scenario, your engine can seize up.
We’ve put together a list of basic maintenance tasks you can do each month when you visit the petrol station.
You can do all your regular car maintenance at your local petrol station. Or, if you’d like someone else to take care of it, pop into your local VTNZ branch and we’ll be happy to help. One of our Automotive Technicians can do a Maintenance Check any time. We can even do this at the same time as your Warrant of Fitness inspection.
Watch a quick video on how to check the condition of your tyres.
Use less fuel and save money by checking your tyres are inflated to the correct pressure. The pressure details can be found on a plate inside the driver’s door, the fuel flap or owner’s manual.
We'll have you road ready in no time.