posted 5 years ago

Easter Break could bring Roadside Misery

Motoring Organisations are predicting this Easter Break will be one of the busiest on the roads for several years.

Motoring Organisations are predicting this Easter Break will be one of the busiest on the roads for several years. To avoid roadside misery drivers are being reminded to do some simple car maintenance before setting off.

TyreSafe the UK’s leading tyre safety organisation say it is particularly important to check tyre pressure as families head off for the Easter break as cars are loaded up with additional passengers and luggage. To ensure tyres can cope with additional vehicle loads, car manufacturers often specify different pressure settings for laden and unladen vehicles. These recommended levels can be found in the vehicle manufacturers’ handbook, on a plate on the driver’s door sill, or inside the fuel filler cap.

Inspect the windscreen for stone damage and always replace a cracked or chipped screen as soon as possible. Any damage may impair vision or distract attention and minor chips can grow and crack the glass. Also remember to top up windscreen wash, use a good screen wash additive as water alone won’t clear oily road grime. Keep an eye on oil and water levels to avoid overheating or breakdown.