With the warmer months coming up, it’s the time of year we all start planning fun ways to spend our summer. For many of us, weekends are now our chance to have a little summer getaway or road trip to enjoy the hot weather. Whether it’s a trip to the seaside or a weekend camping, it’s important to make sure you are prepared for situations that can occur when you’re on long car journeys.
Breakdowns can happen at any time of the year and can occur when you least expect it. It’s easy to forget the important things such as your fuel level when you’re on an exciting road trip. However, longer trips might mean that your car is running on low fuel for longer periods of time, this can cause your car to use old and poor quality fuel in the bottom of the tank which can be harmful to your car and put you at risk of a breakdown.
Many people think their fuel gauge is an exact representation of the amount of fuel they have left, however, it can be inaccurate depending on the types of road you drive on, how fast you are driving and your car’s age. Make sure you have a vehicle recovery service number in your phone in case your car runs out of fuel when you are on the road.
If you don’t usually drive for long periods of time it might be a good idea to get your car checked for possible faults or areas of improvements before setting out on a road trip. Cambridge Car Solutions offer a vehicle diagnosis service that can help identify any areas of your car that are in poor health. This can help diagnose any problems that didn’t come up in your last MOT.