Tips for Avoiding a Car Breakdown this Summer


One of the most enjoyable things about summer is getting out on the open road and taking trips to see new sights. But before you leave home, it is important to check your vehicle to ensure it is in excellent working order. There are several things you can do to prevent a breakdown, Reading garage services recommend bringing your car in for a full diagnostic to ensure nothing is wrong with your vehicle. A trained mechanic can work on all kinds of makes and models including:

  • Audi
  • VW
  • Seat
  • Skoda
  • Mercedes
  • MG

If you don’t take steps to maintain your vehicle before the warm summer months, you could find yourself stranded in a remote area kicking yourself for no checking your car before you left home.

Check the Coolant

Overheating is a big problem during the summer months, if you don’t check your coolant or bring your car in for a service, you’ll never know if it is at an acceptable level. Leaving your engine with low levels of coolant will spell disaster, especially as the temperatures rise outdoors.

Dead Battery

Most systems in your vehicle work off your battery, if its flat your engine won’t start, you’ll have no air con and no sound system. If your battery is over 5 years old, we recommend bringing it to a mechanic for a replacement.

Defective Tyres

Tyres are an important part of your vehicle, you could get into an accident if you’ve poor grip or you could get fined with tyres that have a low tread depth.