Our breakdown assistance providers are fully functioning and ready to help you when you need them, please ensure that you call the number provided in your policy documentation if you require breakdown assistance.
Here are some helpful tips to care for your vehicle whilst the travel restrictions are in place:
Battery care: Many of you will not be using your vehicles as regularly as you normally would and as such, your vehicle’s battery may lose its charge. Turning the car over and starting it for a short period of time, probably won’t help the battery charge and may well drain a battery which is already weak. If you are worried about your battery losing its charge and you don’t have any charging devices, please check your vehicle’s manual or visit the manufacturer’s website for advice before you take it upon yourself to take action. It’s very important our customers check guidance first as battery removal or even attempting to jump start certain vehicles could result in unnecessary and costly damage to the vehicle. Please always check first.
Tyres: If you have some spare time whilst your vehicle is cold and isn’t being used, it would be useful for you to check the tyre pressures and the tyre tread.
General Maintenance: Check engine oil levels, washer fluid and coolant, bulbs and the condition of your windscreen wipers. Replace what you can at home, such as coolant and oil, for any other parts which need replacing, make a list and ensure the repairs are completed when you are able to drive again. Please check the vehicle manual or online for advice on how to do this for your particular vehicle. Whilst you are at home, it will be worth checking offers online to ensure you obtain the best deal when you are able to drive your vehicle again.