In addition to drunken driving, motor theft and general accidents – a major factor in these incidents is that many of the vehicles aren’t roadworthy.

When ensuring your vehicle is roadworthy, take a look at the 5 tips below that could help save you a fortune.

  1. Seatbelts – It’s very important to make sure they’re not torn or damaged in any way.
  2. Tyres – Inspect these regularly The same requirement applies to your spare wheel.
  3. Electrical systems – Indicators, wipers, wiring and lights, as well as your battery and hooter all need to be working. If they don’t, it could cause a serious accident.
  4. Brakes – It’s strongly advised that you get a trusted professional to tend to and change both the front and rear disc pads.

Uphold and protect

It is a strict legal requirement that every car in use be roadworthy. Public vehicles, such as busses, trucks and taxis, undergo inspections annually in order to renew licenses. Your personal vehicle should be vetted just as frequently. If you compile a checklist, it’ll be easier to make sure that your ride is safe at all times.