With so much of our lives spent in our vehicles, and being a relatively confined space, it’s easy to see how they can become cluttered.
But an untidy car can cause distractions and lead to other safety hazards.
The number of cars on New Zealand roads is increasing. And while new vehicles are safer it means there is a greater chance of being involved in an accident, especially on the congested roads of Auckland.
And if you do live in Auckland, chances are you pay more insurance due to increased risk factors and the greater number of higher specification cars says Canstar New Zealand.
We generally don’t pay any attention to our car battery until it dies or starts giving us problems. Old car batteries with a poor state of health can contribute to many issues in modern vehicles, and when combined with a low state of charge, this puts additional strain on the charging system and increases fuel consumption.
Auckland Transport has provided information to help you prepare for long trips and to minimise the risk of fatigue, by providing lists of rest stops and high risk areas on our most popular routes out of Auckland.
There are many things that can distract an unwary driver. Ministry of Transport figures on the number of crashes involving drivers whose attention had been diverted from the road ahead show that phone use is a factor, but not the only one.
Never put off brake work. If you are experiencing any of these signs of brake issues, take care of the situation immediately.
If your brakes fail, you (and other people) may be in serious trouble.
An overheating engine can be an expensive engine killer, leaving you stranded and without your car for a period.
A hot engine can do damage to itself, even if you aren't going into a full overheating. However, there are only a few things that commonly cause an engine to overheat regularly that you can look out for.
Many car accidents are avoidable - and they are not only one way to ruin your day, but can lead to injury, stress and possible legal action. There is almost inevitably financial loss due to the cost of the collision repairs and the annoyance factor while your car gets fixed.
Want to know what you can do to avoid one? There are many things you can do involving the maintenance of your car and the way you drive it. Do you follow all these safe driver tips?
You know that sinking feeling with you turn your ignition key and nothing happens – usually a sign that your battery is dead.
You can avoid a flat battery by:
Source: NZ Herald
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