Vehicles, just like any other appliances or pieces of technology, break down. They’re prone to problems and eventually completely giving out if preventative maintenance procedures aren’t done regularly. In the event of a breakdown, Aria Towing’s Vancouver roadside assistance has got your back if you ever find yourself stranded on the side of the road.

What are the reasons for some of these breakdowns and how can we avoid them?

Low or Dead Battery

Batteries don’t last forever. They normally last anywhere between 3-5 years, however, cars being driven in extremely warm or cold climates will have their batteries give out much sooner. Battery issues are one of the most common causes of vehicle breakdowns and can be avoided with regular checkups.

Oil Levels

Your vehicle’s oil levels and health depends on its age, the type of vehicle you have and how it’s used (off-road, highways, in the city etc…). Checking your oil levels is a good idea before long trips on cold, flat ground. Other surfaces or heat cause the oil to get too liquid and might give you an incorrect reading.

Radiator Water levels

The radiator of the car transfers heat produced by the hot coolant that is inside of it, and blows it out through the fan. Because the radiator is full of water and antifreeze, its cooling is ensured in the event that the vehicle has to work overtime or begins to overheat. If the vehicle begins to leak coolant, it will result in inefficient engine cooling, causing your car to overheat and function below its norm.

Flat Tires

Flat tires are sometimes not detected right away as one might expect. Your tire(s) may have simply lost pressure, causing a range of other issues while on the road. To avoid a breakdown, make sure to check the pressure, tread depth and walls of your tires regularly, and especially before any long trips.

Worn Brakes

Typically, a car can still function with worn brakes, however, if they become shot and completely unusable, you’re in trouble. Driving with shot brakes makes your car impossible to stop which can threaten your life and the lives of your passengers and other drivers. Make sure to schedule regular brake checkups and have your brake fluid changed every few years.

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