Check fluid levels often
Q: Is it necessary to check fluids if there are no leaks on the ground?
A: It?s always a good idea to check levels periodically, even if no leaks are apparent. An abrupt drop in levels can signal a problem. If caught early, a breakdown or catastrophic damage might be averted.
Most engines will burn or leak oil with age. Even newer vehicles may consume some oil.
Low brake fluid could indicate a leak, or worn brake pads/shoes.
Alcohol in washer fluid evaporates ? particularly in hot weather.
Coolant leaking from the water pump indicates imminent failure.
Coolant may spill from the overflow tank if the vehicle overheats. And, coolant mixing with oil indicates a head gasket leak.
Q: How do I use the plates from my old car to get my new car home?
A: Under S. 11(3) HTA and regulation 628, valid plates issued for a vehicle you no longer own or lease may be temporarily affixed to a similar class of vehicle for up to six days.
If stopped by police, you?ll require:
The vehicle permit and transfer application (on back) signed by both seller and buyer.
The plate portion of the permit for your plates.
For used motor vehicles, a valid safety standards certificate.
Alternatively, you can get a temporary T validation, which allows you 10 days to get a safety certificate and Drive Clean test.
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