Most diesel cars require to be serviced at every 10, 000 to 12, 000km or annually if you do less mileage per annum.
If you leave the lights or radio on in your car overnight , this will result in a flat battery.
- Topping up too much oil in the car will overflow, damage the oil filter and engine parts.
- Too much engine coolant will overheat , expand and rise up above the maximum mark and possibly blow the top off the coolant bottle ! Similar with adding too much brake fluid.
- Always fill to just below the maximum mark indicated on the container.
If the car is low in oil, put in approximately 500ml of the correct type of oil and drive the car, after a few days light driving check the level again and if necessary tip up a little again.
if the oil level is below minimum then the oil Mark will be below the minimum Mark on the dipstick and also a red warning light will show up on the dashboard ( like an Aladdin lamp ).
To check the oil level in the car you will use the dipstick( some new cars have electronic dipstick which show up oil ok on the dashboard
Water for the screen wash is the most common container that you will be topping up under the bonnet.