Solving a Car Breakdown

Solving a Car Breakdown

 

Breakdowns can be extremely inconvenient or potentially dangerous depending on where the breakdown occurs. It’s therefore really important that you have a plan in place for any potential breakdowns. Whether this comes in the form of breakdown cover, regular car servicing and trips to the garage – you need to have a plan in place. There are a number of common factors that cause breakdowns but sometimes – an issue can occur that you just could not be prepared for. This article will offer you some inspiration as to how you can solve a breakdown and the steps that you can put in place to prevent a breakdown from occuring in the future.

 

We have many years of experience operating as a leading car garage serving Newport, Pontypool, Pontymister & Cwmbran. We are able to offer a wide range of services to our clients and we are also one of the leading providers of tyres in Newport. If you have any questions about vehicle maintenance or want to visit one of our garages, get in touch today. You can call all of our locations or use an online contact form on our website.

 

Ensuring You Are Covered Should a Breakdown Occur

 

It’s not mandatory to have breakdown cover but we highly recommend that you have cover in some form or another. What is covered in terms of breakdowns depends on the type of policy that you choose. Some policies will cover breakdown at home for example with the higher level policies including onward transport to help you get home or to your destination if you break down en route. These policies can also offer overnight accomodation and a car hire service to ensure that you have everything under control in the event of a breakdown. These policies usually depend on the amount of travelling as well as where you travel. Those that do a lot of miles per year will want to have some kind of breakdown cover. If you don’t have breakdown cover – expect hefty bills if you need assistance when on the road.

 

Battery Failure is the Most Common Cause of a Breakdown

 

As the battery powers the initial operation of your car – battery failure or a dead battery is the most common cause of a breakdown, especially from a starting position. Breakdown cover should cover this issue and the mechanic that comes to repair your car will be able to provide a battery and carry out the change for you. If you have an older battery or a battery that is showing signs of problems – you will need to organise the installation of a new battery. Typically you should aim to replace a car battery every 4-5 years and if you have an older car that is still running with the original battery – we highly recommend that you purchase a replacement.

 

Importance of Regular Car Servicing

 

Car servicing is a great way to assess the condition of your vehicle and can protect you from any nasty surprises. This is because of the fact that an entire diagnostic of your vehicle can be carried out and any issues can be addressed there and then without having to wait for your MOT or a breakdown to find out. It’s really important to service your car as per the recommendations of your manufacturer or at least once a year. Some motorists even choose to have multiple services a year to keep their vehicle as efficient as possible. 

 

We have many years of experience operating as a leading car garage serving Newport, Pontypool, Pontymister & Cwmbran. We are able to offer a wide range of services to our clients and we are also one of the leading providers of tyres in Newport as well as tyres in Cwmbran. If you have any questions about vehicle maintenance or want to visit one of our garages, get in touch today. You can call all of our locations or use an online contact form on our website.

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