Cut chance of car failure
The one thing you don’t need this summer is a vehicle that breaks down, or worse still, has a mechanical failure that puts you, your passengers and other road users in danger.
Your vehicle is like any piece of equipment or machinery; look after it properly and it will generally repay the favour. And, like any mechanical device, it’s most likely to fail when conditions are the hardest.
The Motor Trade Association said there was plenty you could do though to reduce the chances of problems occurring with your vehicle.
There are two common scenarios that generally lead to problems with your vehicle; extremes of heat and frequent stop start driving in a queue. Often, these two conditions overlap – lots of people all trying to get to their favourite spot at roughly the same time, leading to long, frustrating and, in the case of your vehicle, mechanically stressful periods.
If there is a small fault in your vehicle, chances are it will come to the fore when things are hotting up.
A car engine usually operates at around 95 degrees, depending on the make and model of course.
Place that same vehicle in a long line of stop start traffic inching its way uphill to the beach or the camping ground