The new 2016 season is just around the corner. With the summer break now behind you, you may be itching to hit the track again. But, before you go scooting off to the races, it’s worth taking a few minutes to check the status of your speedway card. You may not want to be racing with a broken down engine or a puncture, so it’s worth checking the condition of your car first. Luckily, we’ve got you covered on this front. Here’s how to check the amount on a Speedway card.
Check The Back Of The Card
If you’ve been keeping up with the sport, you’ll know that the terms on a speedway card haven’t been the same for some time now. Back in the day, every pit stop would fill your tank and change your wheel bearings. These days, the service stations are much more likely to ask you for money first before they’ll even consider serving your needs. The problem is, the cost of fuel has increased so much that it makes a huge difference whether you have cash or a chequebook. Fortunately, you can still find the same level of service if you know where to look. One of the best places to check the status of your card is the back of the card itself. On the back, you’ll usually find a small symbol in the form of a triangle with a line going through it. If you see a symbol with two lines, you’re going to need to make a stop soon anyway, so you might as well find out what’s wrong with your car now.
Check The Amount In The Black And White
If you’ve ever shopped at an estate sale, you may have found that some of the items were pricier in person than on the internet. The same goes for checking your speedway account. Estate sales are great for finding real bargains, and you might stumble upon a speedway card with a single figure on it. However, if you look at the card in full color, you’ll notice that there’s a lot more money on it than you’d first thought there was. Some cards can be worth thousands of pounds and it would be a shame to overlook such a large sum because of the colors being faded or because the ink on the card was running low. Make sure to check the amount in the entire card in black and white before making any rash decisions. You might find that the card is actually worth more than you think it is.
Check The Details On The Card
If you’ve ever been the victim of a crime, you might know how frustrating it can be to deal with the legalities after the fact. As soon as you’ve been a victim of a crime, the police are going to be asking you a lot of questions, and it would be best if you had all the answers. One of the most frustrating things about being a crime victim is trying to figure out whether you should claim compensation for your losses or not. The more you know about your card, the better. Check the details on the card to make sure that all the relevant information is included and that you’re not missing out on any potential earnings because of a lapse in memory. You can also find out what kind of warranty the car comes with and if there’s any additional documentation that might prove useful to you. Many insurance companies will write a letter confirming the coverage under your automobile policy if you have one. It can be a pain to go through the motions of claiming compensation for a crime that you didn’t commit, but it’s better to be safe than sorry.
Check The Condition Of The Card
The last thing anyone needs is for their insurance policy to become invalid because their card was in such poor condition when it was reported. Having no coverage can seriously hurt your financial standing, so it’s worth finding out what kind of condition your card is in before you go anywhere or do anything with it. On top of that, it’s easy for your card to get damaged in transit, so it would be wise to check it carefully before you leave the house. There are a variety of things that can happen to your card that leave you uninsured should you lose it, so it’s better to find out as soon as possible. Some of the things that can happen to your card include:
- The gas tank can be pierced, leaving you without any fuel to get you where you need to go
- There’s a hole in the oil tank, causing the engine to drain and damage its internal parts
- The battery dies, leaving you without a source of power to start the engine
- The car breaks down and needs major repair work
- You lose the key and the car can’t be started
The list of things that can happen to your card is quite long, and it goes without saying that it’s best to be prepared for the worst. If you’re planning on taking your car out for a quick spin, it would be wise to check the condition of your card first so that you can avoid any unpleasant surprises. On top of that, it’s always better to be safe than sorry, so it’s worth finding out a bit more about your car before you drive off in it.
Check The Car Registration And M.O.I
Every year, a large number of people buy cars without bothering to register them. As soon as the salesperson tells you that the vehicle is already registered in someone else’s name, it becomes apparent that you’ve been had. You’d think that people would take the time to register their cars before they sell them, especially since it’s always best to be registered with the correct information. So if you plan on selling your car in the near future, it would be wise to check the registration first to make sure that everything is in order. One of the worst things that can happen to you as a result of selling an unregistered vehicle is getting a massive fine. It is also worth checking the owner’s manual to see if there are any special instructions about the car. The manual will usually tell you a lot about the vehicle, and it can point out important features that you might not have noticed when trying to drive it. Sometimes, the manual can even suggest upgrades that will make your car perform better than ever before. Owning an unregistered vehicle is already risky enough without having to worry about getting nabbed by the police, so be sure to register your car before you drive off in it. The more you know, the easier it will be to avoid trouble. It’s also worth checking the motor vehicle offender’s (M.O.I) database to see if there are any warrants out for your arrest or the arrests of any of your family members. If so, it would be wise to make a hasty exit strategy, lest you find yourself in jail. Owning a car that’s been named in a felony warrant is already risky enough, but it’s almost like doubling your risks when trying to drive it without registration. That’s why it pays to be mindful of where and when you drive off in a vehicle. Especially if you’ve ever been named in a police report, it’s worth the effort of registering your car before you hit the road.
Check The Overall Condition Of The Car
Every year, there are people who try to buy cars without having looked at them first. If you plan on buying a second hand vehicle, it would be worth taking a quick look at it before you make an offer. Even if the car is in pristine condition, it can still have some annoying quirks that can be a pain to deal with. If you want a quality car that doesn’t have too many problems, it’s best to look at the car’s history before making a decision. By taking a bit of time to do some research, you can usually find out if the car has a good track record or if it has some major issues that need to be resolved before you drive off in it. Sometimes, it can be difficult to find out information about a specific car without having to spend a lot of time searching through numerous pages of results on Google. Even when you do find the information, it’s not always easy to know what kind of reliability it has. If you’re interested in buying a second hand car, it’s best to contact the seller directly to get more information. That way, you’ll be sure to find out the car’s full condition and whether or not it’s suitable for your needs. Sometimes, it can be difficult to find out the history of a specific car without having to spend a lot of time searching through numerous pages of results on Google.