Is there anything worse that being stranded on the side of the road because you have a vehicle that has broken down? When you set out to get somewhere, most people don’t have the time for a car breakdown. There are several reasons that vehicles break down and Citywide Towing Service is here to talk about them so you can avoid a vehicle breakdown in the future.
Weak or Dead Car Battery
If you don’t have a car battery that is working right in your vehicle, it could mean big problems for you down the road. Murphy’s Law says that it will happen at the most inopportune time too. When you have your car serviced, it’s a good idea to have your battery checked to make sure it has enough juice to get you from point A to point B.
Flat Tires & Tire Blowouts
The tires on your vehicle are very important to your safety. For this reason, you should be checking the tread on them regularly and replacing them when it is time. Tires are expensive and it is easy to put off buying new ones, but you don’t want to find yourself in danger with a blowout and possible accident due to tire problems. Before leaving on a long trip, always check the air pressure in your tires to ensure they are all well inflated to reduce the risk of a flat or blowout.
Running Out of Gas
We have all been there, on the side of the road, with no gas. It is a horrible place to be. Pay attention to road signs and be aware of where the next gas station may be. You don’t want to find yourself on a long stretch of highway and no gas. The best way to avoid this breakdown, is to pay attention.
Car Electronic Failure
These days, we are driving cars that rely more and more on electronics to function. Sometimes, these electronics fail and it can cause big problems in your vehicle. Electronic failure problems can be hard to diagnose if you don’t have the tools necessary to do so.
Over Heated Engine
An engine that is overheating is a fairly common cause of vehicle breakdown. Keep an eye on the temperature gauge in your dash to make you more aware of how warm your engine is running. If you notice that its running hot or warmer than usual, it is best to get it in to get looked at right away before you find yourself stranded needing water for your radiator.
Faulty Starter Motor
Once you are on the road, this isn’t an issue, but if you have stopped for any reason and go to start the vehicle to get nothing, this could be your issue. If the fuel and air isn’t getting driven into the cylinders, your engine won’t be able to turn over and you might have a starter problem.
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If you find yourself stranded on the side of the road for any reason, Citywide Towing Service can help you get back on your way in no time with our roadside assistance. Don’t hesitate to give us a call the next time your vehicle breaks down.