Checking a vehicle
Vehicle owners can check:
- engine oil
- radiator coolant level
- windscreen wipers
- tyre pressure
- wiring, hoses and pipes
- fluid levels for automatic transmission, power steering, brake and clutch
- 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
- Weekly car maintenance checklist [Word, 34.5 KB - opens in a new window]Use this spreadsheet as a weekly car maintenance checklist.
Monthly car care and maintenance
- Monthly car maintenance checklist [Word, 38.0 KB - opens in a new window]Use this spreadsheet as a monthly car maintenance checklist.
Six-monthly car care and maintenance
- Six monthly car maintenance checklist [Word, 35.5 KB - opens in a new window]Use this spreadsheet as a six-monthly car maintenance checklist. Note: These tasks are usually included in scheduled servicing. This checklist can be used to ensure that a mechanic includes these items in a scheduled service.
Supported by the Community Sector Investment Fund (external link - opens in a new window).