Friday, 29 July 2011

Road trip holiday? Check your vehicle first for a stress free time

If you are planning a stay cation this summer or a holiday to Europe by car, it is well worth checking that your car will be able to withstand a few thousand miles without any problems.There are a few things to check before you take that well earned break:

1 - Fluids. Not that you have enough lemonade for the journey but under the bonnet. Make sure that your oil levels are good and if your car is due an oild change, it may be a good time to do this.
It is also worth checking the water levels so that your car is not at risk of overheating on long journeys in hot climates.The final one that everyone can do themselves is washer fluid levels to get rid of those stubborn flies!

2 - Brakes and Air. It is worth checking the wear on your pads and also the air filter on your car prior to setting off. If your air filter is clogged it can lead to nasty consequences for your engine.

3 - Tyres - Please make sure that your tyres are the correct pressure for summer driving and have plenty of tread. The Gendarme's can be ruthless at times!

Buckle up, drive safely and have a great holiday.

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