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Driving home for Christmas

Sunday 22 Dec 2019

  • Make sure your tyre pressure is correct, if they are flat or overinflated they can burn more fuel on the journey or wear out your tyres
  • Check engine oil and top up if necessary
  • Carry a spare plastic bag, essential for children to fill with rubbish, but also key if your children suffer from travel sickness
  • Refill the window wiper fluid to avoid the dirty triangles on your window screen, window wipers should be changed after a year
  • Take a spare tyre – better to be safe than sorry
  • Fill up with enough fuel
  • Radiators might have leaks or cracks, it’s worth testing the strength of the antifreeze too
  • Keep a few essentials in the car – fully charged mobile phone, deicer, ice scraper, wellingtons, torch and a few snacks
  • On your drive make a couple of stops to break up the journey, but keep the children entertained by having a few games up your sleeve  
  • Battery failure is one of the most common causes of breakdown, sluggish starting is a sure sign that your battery is getting old.
  • So if you are driving home for Christmas, have a safe journey and give yourself plenty of time, especially when the roads are likely to be busier and people are rushing to get to their destination. I’ve just looked on the long range weather forecast, and hopefully we will be snow free before Christmas.

If you are travelling up to Bramhope for the festivities and you decide you would like to stay here call David Phillip Estate Agents to find you a perfect home t: 01134 676 400

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