The Corsa C is a German-made car produced from 2000 to 2006 and was once Britain's best-selling supermini. Superminis are just slightly larger than city cars and offer more room and versatility. While the Corsa C is popular and reliable, the car requires regular check-ups and maintenance. Tyre pressure and oil levels are just a few factors to consider when taking care of your Corsa C.
Check the Tyre Pressure
If the air pressure in your tyres is too low or too high, this can cause inefficiencies in your car and even a blowout. Maintaining correct tyre pressure increases the tyres' lifetimes and uses less fuel. Check the tyre pressure quickly by using a pressure gauge. Do this process on "cold" tyres for accurate readings and wait a few hours after driving before testing them. Do not go by the maximum PSI labelled on the tyre. Instead, check the Corsa C manual for the recommended PSI level. To add air yourself, use a portable air compressor.
Check the Oil Level
Oil lubricates the moving parts in your engine. Without enough oil, the engine stops working. In addition, old oil can cause malfunctions, so check the oil levels in your engine regularly. A good time to do this is every other time you refill your petrol tank. Wait at least five minutes after shutting off the engine to let the oil settle. Then, locate and remove the dipstick in your engine. With a rag or paper towel, wipe off the oil and replace the dipstick. After removing the dipstick the second time, you will have an accurate reading. If the oil level is between the two lines on the stick, your Corsa C is good to go. Add more oil if the level is below the bottom line.
Keep Your Corsa C Clean
Take your Corsa C further by washing and waxing the exterior often. Using wax is especially important. Not only does it add shine, but also waxing protects the car from airborne chemicals, prevents paint chips, and camouflages small scratches. While refuelling, take a few minutes to clean the windscreen, windscreen wiper blades, and headlamps. Mind the interior by vacuuming and immediately cleaning spills. When not driving, protect the car with a car cover. These covers are available in multiple sizes and colours and they offer water and UV protection.
Schedule Regular Check-ups
While it is easy to do some car maintenance yourself, have a professional check your Corsa C as well. Only take the car for check-ups as often as the manual advises, as mechanics sometimes suggest more check-ups than the manufacturer does. Besides the regular inspections, change the oil every 5,000 miles, change the air filters every 12,000 miles, and rotate the tyres every 5,000 to 10,000 miles, depending on what your manual suggests.