Whether it’s the mental type or your vehicle, nobody wants to have a breakdown. Thankfully, there are a few things we can do to avoid one, that is, an automobile breakdown. If you want to prevent a car breakdown (and hopefully, the subsequent mental breakdown), 131 Tow says regular vehicle maintenance is absolutely important. Couple that with an understanding of what could probably go wrong, and you’ll be able to avoid the next disaster before it even happens.
Check Your Batteries
Loss of voltage is normally caused by connections going haywire. On top of that, if you take your cars often on short trips as is the case for people who use their cars to drive to work, you can easily lose your batteries charge. To avoid this, charge them every two weeks. Even a monthly long drive can really work wonders on your batteries’ longevity.
Flat Tires and Damaged Wheels
Have your wheels aligned regularly. Uneven wearing down on your tires can cause major troubles in the future. Even hitting the curb when you park can damage your wheels which may cause the air in your tires to leak gradually. Finally, check your spare tire. A bad spare won’t be good in an emergency as well.
Check Your Alternator
There’s no way to maintain your alternator regularly so you’ll have to make sure that you know the warning signs before it breaks down. Since alternators give power to your headlights, wipers and even your radio, look out for signs of dimming or slowing down of these parts. If any of them occur, have your car checked immediately. It’s better to prevent it than to end up calling for breakdown towing down the road.
The Right Fuel
Statistics show that more than 100,000 drivers put the wrong fuel in their car — petrol on diesel engines and vice versa. It’s important to always make sure that you put the right fuel for your car to avoid troubles down the road.
These are just the most common problems that can cause a breakdown. Check your car’s health regularly and you won’t even have to think about these troubles at all.