Before Embarking on your Summer Getaway; Make Sure You Have Your Locking Wheel Nut Key! Read Our Simple Vehicle Drive-away Maintenance Checklist!
It's when most of us tackle our longest trips of the year, so planning is required to make it all go smoothly. A few basic checks are essential before you leave.
Before embarking on any long journey this year; make sure you have your vehicle's locking wheel nut (key)! If you find yourself stuck with a puncture you'll need this important wheel nut removal tool to remove your wheel and replace this with your spare Tyre to make your onward travel.
Be a good neighbour or friend; once you have checked that your locking wheel nut (key) is available and stowed-away safely in your car. Why not check to see if you're loved-ones/family members or friends have their locking wheel nut (key) readily available in their cars/vans.
We can replace most vehicle manufacturers locking wheel nut (keys).
Make sure your car is ready for travel all year - with our car maintenance checklist:-
Summer is here! It’s the perfect time of year to jump in the car and explore. But there’s more than just the British rain that can put a dampener on you travel driving plans. Flat Tyre's, faulty cooling systems or just getting lost can turn any adventure into a nightmare. And while disaster can’t always be avoided, there are some simple bits of car maintenance and planning that can help you avoid trouble. We’ve put together a quick travel checklist to make sure your car is road trip ready.
DIY Summer car maintenance
There are a lot of little things we can, and should, be doing to make sure our cars stay in top working order. But if you’re planning on taking a long drive this summer those checks should definitely be on your pre-departure checklist. Making sure your tyre's are in good condition, with plenty of tread and at the correct pressure. And make sure you also do the same checks on the spare wheel. You don’t want to be stopped by a flat only to find the spare wheel has a puncture too!
Along with checking tyre's, make sure you have your Locking Wheel Nut (Key), jack and wheel brace – check they’re all in good working condition.
Next on the list is to check fluid levels, particularly coolant, oil and washer fluid. Also be sure to inspect the wiper blades’ condition, checking for deterioration and any splitting.
Finally, make sure all interior and exterior bulbs are working.
At the garage
It’s always a good idea to get your car checked over when the weather starts to change. Most garages will offer some version of a Summer Health Check, but it’s important to ask what that includes. Make sure their spring checklist includes checking the cooling system for leaks or faults, and that the auxiliary belt/ fan belt is in good working order. Also, if you have air con, checking the system for any leaks may be a good idea.
Road trip packing list
Now that your car’s all checked over, it’s time to hit the road. And there are a few packing essentials we’d recommend for your spring checklist that could come in handy in the event of any problems: engine oil, screen wash and water for topping up; spare light bulb kit; a high-torch and spare batteries; a warning triangle and high visibility jacket; a spare fuel can. A road map, snacks and water, and a first aid kit may also be a good idea if you end up stranded.
We can replace most vehicle manufacturers locking wheel nut keys; go to our 'SHOP PAGE' to purchase your replacement locking wheel nut key. Why not buy a replacement wheel nut key for your loved-ones this year.
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