Older cars can be particularly vulnerable to breakdown when sat in traffic on busy motorways.
(PRWEB UK) 19 March 2012
Easter is an extremely busy time on the UK’s roads. Most people have four days off, while many more will take the extra days and roll them into a longer holiday. This invariably involves more cars on the road and possibly more traffic congestion.
Comments Car Loan 4U Co-Director James Wilkinson:
“Older cars can be particularly vulnerable to breakdown when sat in traffic on busy motorways, so anyone driving an older vehicle, or a car that they have not had serviced for a while, should certainly follow our tips for having a hassle free Easter getaway.
“Of course, for those who are not going anywhere in their cars this Easter because they simply think their car is too unreliable and prone to breakdown, it is worth remembering that there are some great car finance deals available at the moment for buying a new car and prices are more affordable than you may think.
“A good piece of advice for anyone looking in to their new car credit options is to use a good car finance calculator. Our rates start from 7.9% APR.”
Tips for Easter Motoring
Check your tyres: If you have winter tyres on, switch before you go on a long drive this Easter. You should also check the tyre pressure, as well as check the spare tyre with your car, should the worst happen and you break down.
Car Battery and headlamps: check that your car battery is working properly and that all the lights, including your indicators and headlights work properly.
Windshield: If you have a crack in your windscreen then it could be worth repairing before you hit the road this Easter to avoid it getting worse. We all know how much it loves to rain during the Easter Bank Holiday, so check your windscreen wipers work properly too.
Check your oil: Check the oil level on your car before you hit the road this Easter.
Breakdown cover: If you do not have breakdown cover already, think about investing in it for peace of mind. If you are travelling abroad this Easter in your car, check to see that your insurance and car breakdown cover you for European driving.
Upgrade your car: If you have an old and unreliable car, think about getting a new one. There is a lot of available car credit and flexible car finance options to choose from.