You’re on your way to the beach with your family, and suddenly you realize that one of your tires is flat. You pull over to the side of the road, get out of the car and look down at what’s happened. And it’s a Vehicle Breakdown.
What do you do next?
Here are some tips for how to avoid Vehicle Breakdown in the summer road trip season:
1. Check tire pressure regularly. You should check your tire pressure once a month, but it’s especially important during the summer months when temperatures can fluctuate quickly and dramatically.
2. Keep up with oil changes and tune-ups. This will help ensure that your engine is running smoothly and efficiently—and that it doesn’t break down on the road!
3. Have a Roadside Emergency kit in case something does happen while you’re driving somewhere new or unfamiliar. Your kit should include jumper cables, flares/reflectors, an ice scraper (for windshield), a blanket (for warmth), water/snacks/medicine/etc., and a flashlight (in case it gets dark before you reach your destination).
4. Pack a bag with some essentials in case you break down while traveling—or if you’re stranded at the side of the road for a long time.
5. Keep your Car’s Tires properly inflated and aligned so that they wear evenly and last longer. 6. Be sure to check your oil levels before taking off on any long trips!