Congratulations! You’ve made it through 2023, and it’s time to kick back, relax, and hit the road to your favourite holiday destination. Or, perhaps, you’ve decided on a staycation with a couple of braais with the family and friends. Either way, you need your car to be in perfect condition to keep you safe. We’ve made it easy for you with 5 simple tips to keep you safe this festive season.
You don’t want to break down on a long road trip and be stranded, especially when workshops and towing companies are likely to be closed. A fresh service at Haval Centurion will ensure your car is healthy so you can get to your destination (and back) safely and economically.
South African summers are always rainy, and your windscreen wipers may have become brittle over the winter. Check your wiper blades for cracking and perishing, and if you see any signs of wear, replace them with high-quality OEM replacements from Haval Centurion.
Your tires are the most important part of your car, responsible for keeping you on the road. It’s important to make sure you have enough tread, that you have no punctures, and that there is no damage, including bubbles and cracks. Inflate your tires to the correct pressures, too, not just for safety but for fuel economy. And don’t forget to check your spare wheel!
You’ve heard it a hundred times, but no party is worth the risk of drinking and driving. Make sure you’ve appointed a designated driver who is familiar with your car to make sure everyone gets home safely.
If you’re going on a long road trip, make sure you’re properly rested before you start, and stop regularly to stay fresh on the drive. Long roads tend to make you sleepy and impact your concentration, so regular walks, fresh air, energy drinks, and lively music will help you stay focused.