How to Avoid Car Breakdowns

Nobody likes to be stranded by the roadside for hours when your vehicle breaks down, but it is likely to happen at some point when driving. Roadside emergencies can happen anywhere: from outside your home to the middle of nowhere; on a busy motorway or driving down a quiet country lane. Although you can’t always avoid breakdowns, you can minimise the risks.

Vehicle breakdown recovery experts LM Recovery offer 24-hour breakdown assistance and here we share the most common causes of breakdowns and how to avoid them.

Faulty or flat battery

Battery faults are the most common cause of breakdowns especially in the winter. If you have a problem with your battery, it’s most likely due to lots of short journeys or a poor electrical connection. If you don’t make long journeys often, the battery doesn’t have the chance to charge properly. You can combat this by charging it overnight every two weeks. It will keep running for longer and you can avoid potential roadside recovery.

Starter motor

Although starter motors are usually tough and robust, they do fail eventually. But as long as you get your car serviced regularly, any potential faults should get picked up before they cause you any problems. LM Recovery offers complete vehicle servicing on cars and vans across Lanarkshire from our fully equipped workshop in Motherwell.

Don’t hesitate to drop by for your annual quality car and van servicing.

Lost keys

Nowadays, it’s most likely your car key includes a microchip designed to prevent your car from being stolen. Therefore, it pays to have a spare set at home. But if you do lose your keys, you can always call LM Recovery at any time of the day or night as we offer 24-hour recovery.

Covering Motherwell and Airdrie, we can transport your vehicle from A to B with zero fuss. You can be transported to your home so you’re able to access your car with the spare key.

Damaged wheels and tyres

We often neglect things until they breakdown or become faulty, but it really pays to check the tread of your tyres regularly. If you can see uneven tyre wear, the tyres may be misaligned, and it is best to take your car to a tyre centre. if you drive with heavy loads, it is also a good idea to adjust your tyre pressure, to cope with the change in weight. And if you have a spare tyre, ensure it has plenty of tread and is inflated ready to use.

Clutch cable problems

The clutch cable is always under a lot of stress and if it breaks down it could potentially be a serious problem. It’s best to get the clutch checked out as soon as you notice any change in the way the clutch feels when placing your foot on the pedal.

If your clutch cable does break, park safely and call the roadside recovery team at LM Recovery. We can often make temporary repairs to get you home or to the nearest garage.

24-hour Recovery Assistance Across Lanarkshire

We are a local family run business with years of breakdown and accident recovery experience. We fully understand the urgency of getting cars fixed and back on the road quickly and provide a 24-hour recovery assistance service.

Whether you’re in Glasgow, Airdrie or another corner of Lanarkshire, you can count on us. Call us today on 01698 269 949 for an excellent and efficient service.


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