Car Safety: Before you take that long drive check your car. 

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Car health check tips before long holiday drives from the RSA and Oliver’s Car Service Centre in Gorey

 

Before to head off on long drives for your holidays, here are some checks you should consider completing. It is always best to check the car before you set off. Last week alone we had 3 people call in on Saturday as they had set off from Dublin without checking the car and all 3 had oil problems.

 

Now Dublin might not seem like a long way but with a lot of weight with luggage and a fast road it is.

Batteries: battery failures are a year-round cause of vehicle malfunction. The summer load on your car’s electrics can be greatly increased if you’re in stop-start traffic on a hot day with everyone needing to keep their mobile devices charged. A visit to your local service centre can put your mind at rest when it comes to battery health… and if it needs replacing, then you’ll want to get it done before it has the chance to let you down.

Fluids: many breakdowns could be avoided through simple and quick checks of the fluids your car needs. Consult your car owner’s manual to see what checks you can make and how to do them. And while you have the bonnet up, check your windscreen washer bottle is full.

Lights: it only takes a few minutes for you and a companion to check all your vehicle lights are working. OK, so a non-functioning light may not cause you to break down, but you could be reported by a guard.

Tyres: check the pressures and adjust if necessary to take heavy loads into account. The legal minimum tread depth is 1.6mm across the central three quarters of the tyre. Take a look at our video on how to check your tyres.

Fuel: set off with a full tank of fuel, or full battery charge if you’re driving an electric car. Plan where you’ll stop to recharge or refuel. By doing so, you won’t be one of the thousands of vehicles stuck at the roadside every year because they ran out of fuel.

About Oliver’s Car Service Centre

At Oliver’s Car Service Centre, we strive to offer quality car servicing and car repair to the community in and around Gorey, County Wexford, and South Wicklow. In providing our customers with the best value in car service and car repair in the area, we believe this is just one of the things that makes us among the best car mechanics in Gorey. Oliver’s Car Service Centre, the one-stop-shop for all car & van servicing & repairs and only a 5-minute drive from Gorey Shopping Centre & Tesco. Check out our location in Gorey here.

The Car Service & Repair Resources Centre

Welcome to the resources centre that forms part of Oliver’s Car Service Centre, your local car mechanics in Gorey. Please feel free to view and use any of the resources posted on this section of the site.  If you need any help with your car service or car repair solutions then please get in touch with us.

At Oliver’s Car Service Centre, we strive to offer quality car service and car repair solutions to the community in and around Gorey, County Wexford, and South Wicklow. In providing our customers with the best value in car repair in the area, we believe this is just one of the things that make us among the best car mechanics for car service and car repair in Gorey.

Oliver’s Car Service Centre, the one-stop-shop for all car & van servicing & repairs and only a 5-minute drive from Gorey Shopping Centre & Tesco

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