As we are nearing the end of the year everyone is thinking about going on holiday. It’s a good opportunity to spend time with your family and for a bit of a break. But with all good things may come some bad, especially if it involves your car. Here are some tips on getting your car ready for the holidays.
Your engine is what you really need to check first. Long journeys can give that engine block a major work out.
Make sure you check the oil. Oil is important because it’s what keeps the engine cool and lubricates the components. Keep a bottle of oil in your car in case the engine burns that oil.
Water is another element that allows the engine to stay cool during travelling. You should always keep a bottle of water in your car especially if there is a water leakage.
The engine fan needs to be in top shape. If you are travelling long distances you don’t want the cooling components working with a fault. The last thing you want happening on your road trip is an exploding engine.
Inspect the tyres of your car. The pressure has to be perfect since you are carrying a heavier load than usual. The treads of the tyre also need to be checked. You don’t want worn grooves that could make you lose control of the car.
Luckily if you have to buy new tyres they should be the best quality so you won’t need to worry about the pressure or tread.
Your brakes need to have proper brake pads and no leakages in the hydraulic system. You may think that you can pull the hand brake up if there is a problem but the reality is that you won’t react to something that spontaneously happens.
All your electronics need to work at all times not just for the holiday trip. You might not think that lights or indicators benefit you but other people don’t know what kind of manoeuvre you want to make. If you decide to travel at night you need to remember that not every person can see if you have come to a complete stop without brake lights.
During the holiday season you want to have as few problems as possible. To avoid any problems always make sure that you check everything on your car. Make your holiday away from home and work as painless as possible so that you can enjoy it.
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