Expert motoring tips and advice

Summer Driving and Car Maintenance

If you’re heading off on holiday or planning longer journeys, summer motoring can present challenges for both car and driver.

I’ve put together some handy tips to save you time and money, as well as getting you to your destination in comfort and safety.

1. Check your tyres and fluid levels

Making sure your tyres are in good condition and pumped up to the correct pressure is a must before setting off. Top up your car’s oil, coolant, brake fluid and screenwash levels too. You’ll avoid untimely breakdowns or worse. If in doubt, get in touch and we’ll make sure everything is in order before you leave. Why not take advantage of our £19.95 Summer Vehicle Health Check including a free fuel treatment system worth £20!


2. Get your Air Conditioning checked

Air con is great for cool and comfortable car journeys in the summer. But did you know that it requires periodic servicing to work cleanly and efficiently? If you haven’t had it serviced in a while, or you’ve noticed that it’s not as cold as it was, we recommend getting it seen to.

We’ve got a cool Summer Holiday Air Conditioning Service Offer right now that includes a gas recharge and complete test for only £69! You’ll also benefit from a FREE Vehicle Health Check worth £19.95, to ensure the optimal performance, reliability and safety of your car this summer!


3. Leave early

It may seem obvious, but making an early start on a long journey has some real advantages. You’ll beat the traffic, benefit from cooler temperatures on the road and be more relaxed at the wheel.


4. Take account of road conditions

When driving on unfamiliar roads or negotiating dangerous intersections and road surfaces, it’s a good idea to reduce your speed and keep your distance from the car in front. And when it rains after an extended period of dry weather, take care because roads can become extremely slippery.


5. Take regular breaks

Particularly if you’re not used to driving long distances. Losing concentration is obviously dangerous for you, your passengers and other road users. Have a break every couple of hours and be sure to keep well hydrated.

Happy and safe motoring from Brayleys!

Brayleys: Car servicing in Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Middlesex and North London.