Half the cars on the road today are more than 10 years old. Once your car hits that double digit mark, it is twice as likely to break down on the road and four times as likely to need a tow according to AAA.
It's no surprise that older vehicles are more likely to encounter a serious breakdown, but it is surprising just how many people are at risk.
If you're one of the 56 million planning a trip by car this summer, it's worthwhile to have us here at Fix It Forward Auto Care give your car a once over — and focus on these three areas in particular — especially if you're driving a 2010 model or older.
Batteries: Most batteries won't warn you they're on the way out, so inspecting and testing it before you hit the road is your best bet.
Engine Problems: Engine issues, particularly cooling system failures, are responsible for many breakdowns requiring a tow.
Tire Damage: To avoid ending up with a flat — or worse — get into the habit of checking your tires on a regular basis, not just before a road trip.
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