We arrived after a longish journey the car and settled down for Christmas with family. All was good.
We had of course budgeted for a week away, and saved long and hard for it – doesn’t everyone! But the next day we noticed by chance that one of the front tyres didn’t look quite right. On closer inspection both front tyres were so worn they were in fact illegal.
After a mild panic, we found a local garage who sorted the tyres for us, problem solved.
But our Christmas fun was severely hit – we hadn’t allowed for the extra expense plus we lost a whole morning of our holiday.
So – before you go on holiday, here are a few tips for ensuring your car is running perfectly and you don’t have any unexpected problems such as ours:
– check the oil and water
– check the tyre pressures and check the tyre treads for wear and fraying
– make sure your screenwash is topped up
– check you have a spare tyre/spacesaver
– make sure you have the car manual and locking wheel nuts if you have them
– check your car insurance, MOT and car tax is all valid.
There’s no need to spend hours, you can get tyres online from Jet Wheel Tyre and choose a fitting centre local to you.
If you are unsure if your tyres need changing, it is worth getting them checked.
When driving anywhere tyres are the most important thing as blow-outs can cause serious accidents, they are the only thing in touch with the surface of the road and are often overlooked.
Now we have new tyres we have noticed our brakes are squeaking – that’s the next job on the list!
Safe travelling 🙂
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