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Checking a vehicle

Vehicle owners can check:

  • engine oil
  • radiator coolant level
  • windscreen wipers
  • lights
  • tyre pressure
  • wiring, hoses and pipes
  • brakes
  • fluid levels for automatic transmission, power steering, brake and clutch
  • battery
  • inside controls.

A community service organisation could assign responsibility for regular maintenance checks to vehicle operators. As well as ensuring vehicles are maintained to optimum performance levels, this can promote a culture of care for business vehicles in the organisation.

Following are checklists for weekly, monthly and six-monthly vehicle maintenance checks adapted from guides provided by RACV and NRMA.

Weekly car care and maintenance

Monthly car care and maintenance

Six-monthly car care and maintenance


Supported by the Community Sector Investment Fund (external link - opens in a new window).