If you’re planning a road trip this summer (and haven’t been put off by the recent wet weather), make sure your car is in tip top health before you set out.
We know it can be hard to keep on top of your car’s maintenance, but being fully prepared will not only keep you and your passengers safe, it will also save you time and money.
Key things to check:
Your tyres (our number one priority for obvious reasons!) – 10% of UK vehicles have wrongly fitted tyres and if you have a low tyre tread (1.6mm across at least ¾ of the breadth), you could face a penalty of 3 points on your licence and a £2,500 fine.
Your battery – battery failure is one of the main reasons why people call a breakdown service.
Your oil levels – cars need oil just as much as fuel; too much or too little could cause substantial damage.
Your light bulbs – driving with broken or faulty lights is both dangerous and illegal.
Your windscreen wipers – with our unreliable weather, you could be faced with heavy rain or lots of dead flies on your screen, keep a clear view whatever the conditions.
Your screen wash levels – these go hand in hand with your windscreen wipers.
Your air conditioning – air conditioning loses charge every year, so don’t suffer a hot and stuffy car when the temperature rises.
If all these checks leave you feeling a little overwhelmed or lacking in confidence, you can leave them to the experts:
TyresOnTheDrive.com offers a unique mobile tyre fitting service. We can fit at your home, work, even the gym, and offer two hour time slots to avoid waiting around all day.
Our partner, Halfords Autocentres, offers a Free Summer Check at any one of their 300 centres nationwide. There’s no need to book, you can just turn up and they’ll even top up your screen wash for free!
Safety is our number one priority, yours and your passengers, so enjoy your summer motoring and leave the maintenance to us!
Contact us on 0800 433 4717 or visit www.tyresonthedrive.com
Contact Halfords Autocentres on 0800 096 4216 or visit www.halfordautocentres.com