WATCH | Vital car checks to make before returning to the roads after lockdown

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The 'new normal' brought about by the global coronavirus pandemic has affected our lives in every single way. Governments have urged citizens to stay home, and many companies have required employees to work from home. 

South Africa is under Level 4 of the lockdown which began on March 16, and President Cyril Ramaphosa said in an address last week that more easing of regulations will take place from May 1. 

With non-essential travel prohibited under Level 4, our cars have either been used sporadically for essential goods such as food or medication. 

Some cars have been untouched during the lockdown period, parked in office parking lots or not used. 

Before heading out you'll want to check your car's tyres, brakes, and lights to make sure they are all working and no bulbs have fused. 

Next thing to do is lift the bonnet and check the car's fluids: oil, coolant, brake, and washer fluid. 

For more tips, watch Ben Sheridan from the AA on how to ensure your car is ready to get back on the roads after lockdown. 

Compiled by Sean Parker

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