The temperature is warming up and it’s the perfect time of the year for road trips and spring weekends away. But with long distance driving comes the increased chance of a car breakdown. So how do you avoid this happening to you? Gardenstate Towing Services have put together a list of five steps that will help prevent your car from breaking down.
Never miss a service
Never miss your yearly service. This service picks up any major and minor issues with your car, and is the ideal way to have peace of mind when you’re travelling long distances in your car this spring.
Don’t ignore dashboard warnings
Although you may think warning signs on your vehicle can wait until your next service, they are an indication that something in your vehicle, big or small, is not quite right. Make sure you investigate this before you continue driving your car.
Ensure you drive carefully
Avoiding a breakdown also means avoiding any accidents. Ensure you check blind spots, keep all distractions like your phone in your bag on silent on the back seat, and follow speed limits. Remember to slow down and avoid any drivers that may seem erratic or unpredictable.
Check petrol levels
This may seem obvious, yet ensuring you have enough petrol before you drive will avoid any unnecessary or embarrassing breakdowns. Don’t continue driving on a low tank of petrol. It not only increases your chances of running out of petrol, it’s bad for your car’s engine.
Check your spare tyre
New car technology means the art of changing a tyre is often never taught. However, it’s an important one and includes maintaining your spare tyre. If you haven’t kept your spare tyre in good condition, regularly checked, or replaced when you’ve used it, you’ll find yourself in trouble.
Following these simple steps to help avoid a car breakdown will ensure that you have a safe, hassle free spring holiday.
Gardenstate Towing Services
Gardenstate Towing is based in Melbourne and tow vehicles both within Victoria and interstate. We operate 24 hours per day to help you get your car safely off the road if you are involved in a breakdown.
For information on our car towing services in Melbourne, contact our friendly team on (03) 9429 1234 or visit our website.