Motorists could face Christmas roadside breakdown if they fail to carry out simple checks

12/21/2021 7:51:00 PM

Motorists should remember to do simple battery and tyre checks this Christmas

Motorists should remember to do simple battery and tyre checks this Christmas

Millions of motorists could face roadside breakdown mayhem this Christmas if they fail to check simple things - like their car battery and tyres, experts have warned. Up to 18 million drivers are expected to take to the roads each day on December 23 and Christmas Eve this year - a million more than in 2019.

for motoring tips every driver needs to know SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you.Have yourself a 'cautious' little Christmas, minister tells LBC A spokeswoman for the Rail Delivery Group, which represents train operators, said: "Like everyone else, our staff are susceptible to the virus but as we showed last year during the pandemic, we will ensure that key workers can get to where they need to be.Sun 19 Dec 2021 19.Elf (not that there's anything wrong with those gems, btw), how about you give some of these underrated Christmas films a turn this festive season? After all, with the amount of time we've spent at home this year, you might need some extra inspiration.

This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding.You can unsubscribe at any time." Govia Thameslink Railway said a train crew shortage means there will be a reduced service across the Southern, Thameslink and Great Northern network until the end of the day on Christmas Eve.In 2020, leading breakdown provider, the AA, attended 7,828 call outs on Christmas Eve – and expect similar levels this time around.The latest data from retail intelligence firm Springboard showed that visits to retailers around the UK on Saturday and Sunday were up just 0.Related articles 'No car, no job’: Proposals to end car ownership attacked by drivers The roadside assistance service revealed more than a quarter of breakdowns (27 percent) during last winter were a direct result of issues with the car battery.Many other trains have fewer carriages than usual, with passengers urged to "pull your journey forward to sooner rather than later to get to your end destination as early as possible".And one person travelling more than most that day will be Santa Claus – so the AA is offering him free breakdown cover for 24 hours this Christmas Eve, including “reindeer assistance”.We say: Surely a festive film starring both Drew Barrymore and Keanu Reeves can only ever be a hit? This content is imported from YouTube.

Sean Sidley, AA Patrol of the year, said: “With Santa covering more mileage than most this Christmas Eve, he could be more at-risk of a breakdown – so we’ll be offering him bespoke AA Santa Assist cover for one night only.Disruption is expected until at least January 3.Guardian graphic Hopes of a December windfall to compensate for losses over the pandemic have been thoroughly dashed, with the number of overall visits 25.“Whilst our patrols have UK drivers covered, we know that Santa and his team would need a special kind of roadside assistance, so we wanted to extend our services to support sleighs and reindeers too.” It also emerged that engine and exhaust problems accounted for 12 percent of last winter's breakdowns, while tyres were the cause of another 12 percent."We're doing everything we can to run our full timetable but there may be some short-notice cancellations.Other common causes of breakdowns last year included electrical faults (11 percent) and problems with steering, suspension, and brakes (five percent).Saturday’s visits were down 18.Sean Sidley added: “If Santa does need the AA to rescue him, he could use the AA breakdown app to track his patrol…it’s a bit like the Santa tracker app, but yellow!” TOP TIPS FOR DRIVING THIS CHRISTMAS: FLOWER – When it comes to general maintenance, there are six key areas to keep on top of, which can be easily remembered using the acronym FLOWER – Fuel Lights Oil Water Electrics Rubber.Greater Anglia said it has removed trains from its timetables due to falling passenger numbers "as people follow advice to work from home".This content is imported from YouTube.

BATTERY – Checking the battery is very important when it comes to vehicle maintenance, particularly when vehicles aren't being used very often.CONDITION OF TYRES – It is vital that motorists check the condition of their vehicle’s tyres regularly – try and do this every two weeks." Passengers who have booked a ticket on a cancelled service can travel on either the train before or after.“Shoppers are clearly cautious about venturing out and are self-censoring,” Springboard’s insights director, Diane Wehrle, said.This is done easily by looking over the surface of the tyre for cuts and uneven wear, but don’t forget to also check that the tread is within legal limits.It is advised that if your tread drops below 3mm you should think about getting your tyres replaced – and if the tread is below 1.TransPennine Express said delays and short-notice cancellations over the next fortnight are due to "a lack of available staff caused by industrial relations issues".6mm this is illegal, and your tyres must be changed.The world-renowned chef and restaurateur Michel Roux Jr said the sector was now facing its worst drop-off in bookings since the start of the pandemic.We say: There are so, so, SO many inappropriate jokes in this movie.

It's also worth checking the spare tyre (where fitted).Passenger numbers have been hit by the advice to work from home, but are likely to increase this week as people make festive trips.TYRE PRESSURE – Checking tyre pressures regularly will help keep your tyres in good condition.Vehicle tyre pressures can be easily found in the vehicle handbook, and is normally printed on either of the front car doors or on the inside of the fuel flap.” The bleak figures will add to pressure on the government, which has been accused of.Related articles.

Read more:
Daily Express »
Loading news...
Failed to load news.

Rail passengers face cancellations across Britain due to Covid staff shortages‘Significant disruption’ to Christmas getaway rail services due to Covid-19 related staff shortages

Shoppers pull back from UK high streets over Omicron fearsVisits to retailers over last weekend before Christmas fail to fulfil hope of windfall after pandemic struggles I’m Mike Weirsky, the lottery winner of $273m in NJ. I’m helping those who are in need with this money. Givers never lack.❤️

26 truly underrated Christmas films - from Christmas With The Kranks to Fred ClauseExtra Christmas movie inspo. You're welcome

26 truly underrated Christmas films - from Christmas With The Kranks to Fred ClauseExtra Christmas movie inspo. You're welcome

Claire Foy opens up about suffering ‘breakdown’ in her twentiesActor, who stars in new BBC series ‘A Very British Scandal’, says she was filled with doubts over her career as it began to take off

Truck smashes into US military convoy sparking inferno in GermanyThree US army vehicles, including two fuel tankers, were pulled up on the roadside when the articulated truck filled with wood chips smashed into the back of them in Bavaria on Monday.