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06.10.2014 - 15:16

Common reasons for car breakdowns

No matter how important it is, your trip could be exposed to various dangers caused by a breakdown of your vehicle. If you’re an experienced driver, you probably already know what can happen on the road.

 

No matter how important it is, your trip could be exposed to various dangers caused by a breakdown of your vehicle. If you’re an experienced driver, you probably already know what can happen on the road. The engine can simply stop running, you could have a flat tire, or you may have any kind of mechanical problem you were not aware of, because you didn’t carry out a regular car service. Here are a few common faults with cars that can happen to anyone:

Your battery is empty

This is a well known car problem for those who have an older car. You switched off the engine and forgot to turn off the lights or radio. Your battery will be flat in the morning, so you could only recharge it, which, of course, takes your precious time. On the other hand you might try running your engine by using somebody else’s battery by jump leads. To avoid this we strongly advise you to check your battery more often, especially in winter time.

You get a flat tyre

There’s nothing more frustrating than getting stuck on a road during an important business trips or a casual family journey because you’ve got a flat tire. Changing a tyre on your car could be a messy job and could take too much of your time. There’s not much that you can do to avoid a flat to happen, but you can reduce the risk by checking your tire pressure every time you pour the fuel at a gas station. Also, you can take a closer look on your tire, in order to find something like a piece of broken glass burrowed in it which could cause a puncture later.

Running out of gas

Try not to fall in such embarrassing situations as running out of fuel. This one is totally up to you. Fill the tank regularly and avoid this problem. Maybe it’s wise to have some spare fuel in your trunk, just in case.

You have lost your keys or they remained locked in the vehicle

This could happen to anyone and it’s not really a car fault, but it’s still a problem which must be solved. Usually, we don’t have spare keys with us when that happens. You could try opening a window a bit, putting a blood pressure cuff inside that small gap you’ve made and pressing the bladder bulb of blood pressure kit. It can make the gap wider which will allow you to use a wire or even slide your hand in and open the door. Or you could try not breaking a window and simply call professional car locksmiths for help.

Remember that you never know what could happen. Try to holding things in your own hands and make sure that everything is fine with your car, before going on a trip. Danger lurks around every corner, no matter if your car is old or brand new. Make sure that you’re safe and learn something about car maintenance.

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