Have an egg-cellent road trip with these top tips

RACQ has encouraged motorists to check on the health of their cars before heading off on a road trip this long weekend.
RACQ patrol and vehicle

RACQ spokesperson Lucinda Ross said Easter was traditionally a busy time for RACQ Roadside Assistance call outs.

“When you’re about to jump in the car and head off for the Easter weekend it can be very frustrating to find you have a flat battery or tyre,” Ms Ross said.

“To avoid this happening, we’re urging motorists to do a basic check now. Make sure your oil and water levels are right and give your tyres a once over. Look for foreign objects in the tyre rubber, make sure the treads are in good condition and the air pressure is correct.

“Battery issues or cars failing to start are the most common reasons we’re called out. So, to avoid a flat battery, don’t leave lights or any vehicle accessories on when the engine is off, and if your car feels sluggish to start, it could be a sign you need to replace the battery.

“Before a big trip you may also want to check your window wiper blades are in good condition and your lights are all working.” 

Ms Ross reminded drivers if they did breakdown, RACQ patrols were available to help 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

“Luckily our patrols can get stranded drivers back on the road again 93 percent of the time, all you need to do is give us a call on 13 1111 or use the RACQ Roadside Assistance app.”

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