Avoiding a Vehicle Breakdown
If you drive, sooner or later you may experience a vehicle breakdown. It happens to the best of us. One minute you’re driving along happily tapping on the steering wheel, listening to one of your favorite tunes, then suddenly, out of nowhere…your car begins to shake. So, you quickly pull over to the shoulder and learn that the engine is overheating. Now what?
Well, of course, you should call All American Towing and Recovery. 940-627-2800
But, to help you avoid this type of mishap from occurring in the future, we’ve put together a few helpful tips.
Car breakdowns and truck breakdowns are one of the most annoying problems Texas motorists must deal with. And, to help you avoid these all too often occurrences we’ve come up with a few things you can do, yourself, to aid in avoiding the call to the towing company.
One of the biggest car problem issues many motorists face is a dead or discharged battery.
The life of your car’s battery will depend on many factors. How often you drive, weather, and the age of the battery, just to name a few.
Under normal driving conditions, the average life of a car battery is 3 to 4 years. But if your vehicle isn’t driven on a regular basis it will tend to discharge and cause your battery to wear prematurely.
If you don’t use your car as a daily driver and want to avoid being stranded with a dead battery, we suggest that you start it and let it run for at least 15 minutes every day.
Tires and Wheels
Did you know that 80% of the new vehicles produced in 2020 will not come with a spare tire? This means that when you have a flat, you’ll be required to have your vehicle towed to a tire shop for a replacement.
A great preventive maintenance procedure you should implement in order to avoid a flat tire is to have your wheels aligned and checked at regular intervals. Also, avoid driving through water, and steer clear of curbs.
If your car does come with a spare, ensure that it has enough air pressure and that it is not overcome with dry-rot. Also, make sure you know where your tire tools are and how to use them properly.