F - Fluids

05 June 2006

Fluids - Whenever looking over a potential used buy, always check fluid levels. Use the dipstick to confirm that the oil level is between the marks and that it is clear, not black and sludgy.

You should also confirm that the brake fluid is in order and that the radiator has been topped up. If levels are below par, the car hasn't been cared for - and expensive bills could be around the corner.
(See Oil.)


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