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.
Ahmed took great care and attention to detail in loading and unloading my BMW M4. It's not every day you find a towing company that knows how to handle prestige vehicles.
13:38 05 Nov 23
100% Professional and reliable. Ahmed was absolutely a pleasure to deal with. Very helpful in finding the perfect solution to a tricky situation. Highly recommend.
10:38 13 Oct 23
Very helpful quick and affordable
03:12 02 Oct 23
We needed to tow our Porsche 997.2 Carrera from the depths of our apartment carpark to Porsche Centre Melbourne. GT used a low rise unit operated by Tom to enter the carpark and collect our cherished vehicle. Tom's executed the tow with great skill and performed a flawless job. I would not hesitate to use GT and Tom for this task again - hopefully will never need to!
06:37 26 Sep 23
Great, friendly and reliable. Would highly recommend.
00:23 04 Sep 23
Our car was stuck in one of the steepest and angled driveways that barely had room for one car. Tom was amazing and really took the time to technically work it out and incredibly got the car out unscathed! Very impressed and grateful for the help we were given today, would highly recommend Tom, he’s a legend!
05:34 31 Jul 23
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13:53 03 Jun 23
Professional and hassle free.
00:50 30 May 23
08:57 05 May 23
I had my car battery replaced by Michael who was super friendly and quick! Highly recommend 😀
08:29 28 Mar 23
These guys are awesome! Used them twice now and was lucky enough to have Tom tow it both times, he took care of my pride and joy, kept me in the loop regarding pick up and drop off and went over and above to make sure my car was looked after. Highly recommend to anyone.
Daniel “Dan” Stivala
01:40 25 Mar 23
Unfortunately I found myself in a situation with one deflated run-flat tyre but Tom at Gardenstate Towing came to my rescue. Tom was absolutely pleasant and courteous! Let me ride up front and dropped me off home along the way to South Yarra BMW. Highly recommend Tom and Gardenstate Towing services!
23:41 22 Mar 23
My stupid car broke down on Hoddle St Melbourne, at least close to a pub! Tom was prompt and efficient and had me on my way (back to the pub) in no time. Thanks mate
12:07 21 Mar 23
Fred was great! He towed my son’s car late at night and was incredibly positive and non-judgemental. His customer service skills was second to none, and someone who modelled a genuine enthusiasm for his work. What a great role model!
08:46 21 Mar 23
Day ruined due to a flat tire on my motorbike.Tom turned it around with his prompt and friendly service. Dropped me and the bike home safely and with a smile.Cheers Tom.