There are days when all I want to do it go for a nice long drive out of the town and explore somewhere new and beautiful. That pleasure and expectation of a nice walk, a picnic in the sun, playing on the beach or walking in the hills, it really doesn’t matter. Isn’t that why the roads are always so busy when the weather is good?
But then, we’ve all seen it – it’s a hot day, the aircon is working overtime and there on the side of the road is a family sad on the grass bank near to a car with the bonnet up. With a little luck they have roadside cover and they will only have to sit there for a couple of hours before they are on their way again. Perhaps they will need to be recovered home, a slow end to the dream of a nice summer trip.
When you drive your car the same route to work every day, you get used to the fact that it just stats in the morning and gets you home in the evening, but when you suddenly take it on a long journey, the engine, gearbox and other mechanical parts of the car are put under a whole new type of strain – that is when parts that have run perfectly well for year are most likely to fail.
There is much you can do to avoid these issues and one of them is to get your car thoroughly checked and serviced before you set off. Having the oil changed, the tyres checked, the oil filter changed and all the other things that are done in a service not only makes your care more reliable, it will also save you money on fuel. A well serviced car is more efficient than one that is not.
You value your time with your family, you look forward to days at the beach or in the country, so take the steps necessary to make sure your car is well serviced before you set off.
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