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Video: Checks to keep your car safe, green and efficient

What simple, regular checks should you make to keep your car safer, greener and cheaper to run?

We visited Which? Local-recommended garage Charmrace in London where expert Sotiris Panayiotou showed us how to make basic car maintenance checks.

Sotiris recommends carrying out these checks every month. By doing so, you'll increase your chances of avoiding expensive repairs for preventable problems and be safer too.

Consult your vehicle handbook for more on recommended checks for your car.

Car maintenance: tyres

How to check tyres: pressure, tread and sides.

Car maintenance: fluid

How to check and top up fluids: engine oil, brake fluid, coolant and screenwash.

Please note: This article is archived and may no longer be relevant. Please make sure you take independant advice before following any information given in this article.