The most common reason why most vehicle problems occur has to do with faulty batteries. Under normal driving conditions, the average life of a car battery is between 3 and 4 years. Of course, if you don’t drive your vehicle very often your battery will tend to discharge, making it difficult for it to start. Also, weather plays a role in determining whether or not your car will start, especially with an older battery. So, prevention is the best cure.
Have your car’s battery tested at least two times a year, preferably before heading into Summer and subsequently before heading into winter. This way you could potentially save yourself a call to roadside assistance.
Another common call we receive has to do with damaged tires. Overused tires with too much wear and not enough tread have a greater chance of experiencing a blow-out. And, since many cars are coming out with no spare, a blow-out could leave you stranded roadside. We suggest that you have your tires checked for irregular wear at the same interval you have your battery tested. An alignment might just save you from needing to fork out money for tires when it could have been prevented. And, if your vehicle didn’t come with a spare, you should purchase one from your local repair shop.
Other Common Vehicle Problems
Besides your battery and tires, other reasons why you may need assistance with your car are faulty alternators, bad fuel injectors, faulty starter, or spark plug issues. Not all of these can be avoided, however, all of these issues can be managed with regular vehicle maintenance.
When You Do Experience Car Problems
You can be the most fastidious person on the planet when it comes to vehicle maintenance, but you may still experience vehicle problems. So, once your car does indeed breakdown you’re going to need a trusted automotive repair shop to take care of it. And, of course, you’re going to need a professional towing company at the ready to provide you with towing services.
We suggest that you put Bozeman Road Rescue’s phone number into your contacts on your phone. Here it is 406-581-4028. Label it Towing and the next time you need roadside assistance or towing you’ll know who to call.