Breaking down on the open road is a common fear for anyone who’s been on a road trip. Sure, breakdowns happen often on long road trips, but they can also happen when you’re going to the store or to work, and they are just as common and costly. Cars break down for many reasons, but there are a few typical car parts that fail more often for most car owners and cause breakdowns. There are several factors that make your car more likely to break down on the highway, costing you a bundle in towing and emergency repair fees.
First, let’s look at a few car parts and systems that tend to fail more often than others:
These are common problems that leave thousands of cars broken down on the highway. Let’s take a look at three ways to prevent damage and corrosion of these parts and systems:
A good rule of thumb is to visit your mechanic and make sure your oil and all your systems are working at optimal levels to prevent breakdowns. There will always be an element of uncertainty with breakdowns, but if you keep up on your maintenance, you’ll greatly reduce your risk of costly emergency breakdowns.