Getting To Grips With Essential Car Maintenance
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Getting To Grips With Essential Car Maintenance

When I got my first car twenty years ago, I was clueless when it came to maintaining it and keeping it in a roadworthy condition. As a result, I had to pay for costly repairs that could have been avoided if the car had been looked after better. I learned my lesson and started reading everything I could about basic car maintenance. I started this blog to share what I've learned in the hopes it will save other new drivers making costly mistakes. I blog about a variety of topics, such as troubleshooting uneven tyre wear, the benefits of regular servicing and maintaining your car during the winter months. I hope you find my blog useful.


Getting To Grips With Essential Car Maintenance

Inspection Tips When Buying a Used Caravan

Reginald Fox

A caravan can be a great investment that allows you to travel the country and explore the open road. A caravan can be attached to your tow vehicle and has space that features sleeping and kitchen areas. Most caravans hold their value well, which means that you can get the best deal by purchasing a used caravan that is for sale. Before you buy a used caravan that you will take along on family vacations, you need to know how exactly to inspect a caravan. It is important that you know what signs to look for in a used caravan that signify potential problems.


The body of the caravan is one of the first things that you will notice and something that you should focus on. Some damage to the body is unavoidable, but you need to make sure that it is minimal. Scratches and scrapes are better when they are positioned higher on the caravan. This means that you should look for a caravan that has dents only to the top of the body. Replacing the sheets of aluminum that are positioned at the top of the body is much more affordable than at the bottom of the body.


It is also a good idea to remember to inspect the roof of the caravan before you decide if it is the right buy. The roof is an area of the caravan that is not always easy to see, but it does need to be evaluated. Creases are one sign that the roof is vulnerable. If you notice creases at the different sections of the roof, this could be a sign that the roof might need to be replaced and that it could be vulnerable to leaks. In many cases, you will be able to notice if the sealant is coming off. Worn sealant is an easy fix and only requires you to have new sealant applied to the joints.

Wheel Bearing

The wheels on your caravan are also extremely important when you plan to spend a lot of time on the open road. This means that you need to inspect and test the wheel bearings on the caravan. This can be done effectively by getting a good handle on the tire and moving it back and forth. If you hear any type of knocking or feel a looseness, this could be a sign that you have a wheel bearing problem that requires immediate attention.

Keep these tips in mind while you check out caravan sales in your area, and you'll be able to find the perfect caravan for your needs.