When was the last time you checked that your car’s tyre pressures are okay, or its headlights are clean and in working order? With the festive season in full swing, it’s easy to forget some of these simple but crucial things. If you’re planning to get away this Christmas, it’s important that you make sure your car is road trip ready, so you have a safe and pleasant drive. If you’re looking for some tips, the team at FW1 has put together a checklist. These are just a few ways to help you arrive at your destination safely, so you can kick back, relax and enjoy some warm Aussie weather.


1. Check your tyre pressure

It’s super-important that your car’s tyres are fully inflated, particularly for long road trips. To find out the recommended tyre pressure, refer to your car’s manual or you can often find this information on the driver’s door frame.


2. Fluids

If you want to get to places, it’s crucial that your car is well-lubricated. Before heading on the road, check your car’s dipstick (that’s the tall device sticking out of the engine – check your owner’s manual if you’re not sure). Simply pull the dipstick out, wipe it with a rag and pop it back in – this will give you an indication of the car’s oil levels. If you think your car needs a top up, make sure you purchase the right oil and follow the instructions. If you’re not confident doing this yourself, we recommend taking your car to a mechanic for some TLC.


3. Assess your windscreen

Give your car’s windscreen the once over (inside and out) with FW1 Cleaning Wax. Its unique anti-fog agent will ensure your car’s windscreen won’t get foggy, so you have a crystal-clear view of the road at all times.

And, don’t forget to check for any chips in your windscreen – they can become a hazard when driving at high speeds.


4. Check your headlights and brake lights

You’ll want to ensure your car’s headlights and brake lights are in good working order and are clean so you’re safe on the road and you avoid a fine from the police.


5. Deep clean

If you’re driving around with stale coffee cups, empty chip packets and crumbs on the floor, we’re feeling a little sad for you – there’s nothing like that clean-car feeling. Start your road trip the right way and give your car some love on the inside and out using FW1 Cleaning Wax and FW1 Leather Wipes!

So, no matter where you’re going, before you head out make sure you follow these simple tips to make your Christmas getaway a safe and enjoyable one.

Need to top up on FW1 Cleaning Wax? Get yours today, shop online anytime or purchase from an FW1 pop-up kiosk near you. Have a cleaning question? Contact the team at FW1 on 1300 764 241 or email sales@fw1.com.au.