Preparing Your Car for the Commute on Busy Roads

If you drive you’ll know how much of a luxury this is when it comes to the school/work commute compared to public transport, which is why it’s important to keep your car in immaculate condition to avoid having to take the bus or train. We hate to remind you but the summer holidays are coming to an abrupt end and very soon you’ll be taking that regular commute to school or work. However, those long summer days driving can take its toll on your vehicle and the last thing you want is for it to break down during this commute, and so you need to give it the once over with car servicing in Liverpool.

Here are some top tips for preparing your car for commuting.

Check your tyres

During the summer holidays you may have drove long distances in hot weather which can have a negative effect on your tyres. Excessive heat can wear tyres and can even change your tyre pressure, so it’s vital as we head into cooler temperatures that you have your tyres checked for any heat damage.  

Driving with flat tyres or incorrect tread depth and pressure is not only dangerous but it can also mean huge fines and penalty points for motorists. With Berry Street Garage car servicing in Liverpool we can check and adjust your tyre pressures according to your vehicle’s specifications and check the condition and pressure of the tyre. We also offer tyre replacement if necessary.

Check fluid levels

You may have used a lot of oil and other fluids during the summer holidays and if you’ve not checked them for a while, now is the perfect time as we head into winter and begin the school commute once again. Commuting at peak times means slower driving in heavy traffic and a lot of stopping and starting so you need to ensure that your car is running smoothly by checking its fluid levels.

The end of summer is an appropriate time to check your engine oil and coolant levels, and don’t forget to also check brake fluid, power steering fluid, windshield washer fluid and transmission fluid which are all just as important for the performance of your car.  

Here at Berry Street Garage we can check and top up fluid levels with our efficient car servicing in Liverpool.

Check lights

Commuting at peak times can mean more signalling, more braking and more reversing as you pop in and out of parking spaces when dropping the kids off at school. With this in mind, it’s important that you check that your lights are working and informing other road users of your actions properly. Regularly check that each of your lights are working as they should including:

  • Signal lights
  • Brake lights
  • Headlights
  • Fog lights
  • Hazard lights
  • Tail lights

Check for any visible damage

Don’t ignore any visible damage as this problem may only worsen and now that you’ll soon be back to a busy work/school life, when you’ll need the car the most, you may not have the time to have this repaired so take advantage of the time you have now! Plus, it’s always best to start a fresh in September and have your car in pristine condition so if you have any damage to the body work get your car looking presentable once again.

Give your car a thorough clean and check the interior, particularly seatbelts as you set off during a busy period.

Car Servicing in Liverpool by Berry Street Garage

Our expert mechanics can do all the hard work for you with our car servicing in Liverpool. Drop your car off at Berry Street Garage and we can return it to you in perfect condition just in time for when the kids go back to school. We can carry out all of these checks, plus much more and replace any fluids or compartments if needed. To avoid the inconvenience of breaking down on your daily commute come in and visit us today on Berry Street Industrial Estate, Bootle or give us a call on 0151 933 8812 to book your car service.

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