If you are going to be driving a long journey then it is wise to make sure that you check a selection of things in your car before you go. If you spend a few minutes doing this, then you could save yourself a lot of hassle during the journey and you may even avoid a break down or an accident.
It is so important to make sure that your brakes are working well before you set out. Even if you are not driving on steep roads, you need to make sure that they are in good order. Driving your car and testing them by using them is not really enough. It is wise to have a mechanic look at them and make sure that they are not too close to wearing out. If you have your vehicle regularly serviced then this should not be a problem, but otherwise it is good to get them checked, especially f they have not been checked for a long time. You may find that the brake discs or pads are starting to wear and that if you replace them, then you will be a lot safer than if you do not.
It is really important to make sure that your tyres have enough tread on them. If they are worn too low, then you could find that they will not get enough grip on the road. If it is icy or wet, then this could mean the car could skid out of control. Even in dry conditions, it will only take a little oil on the road to put you at risk, so it is so important that you protect yourself by making sure that your tyres have the grip that they need. [Read more…]