Tyre and battery warning as motorists prepare for the Whitsun Bank Holiday getaway

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Faulty batteries and flat tyres will be the most likely culprits for motorists experiencing Whitsun Bank Holiday breakdowns this weekend, according to Green Flag.

Check tyres and batteries to avoid Bank Holiday motoring blues

The national breakdown provider revealed 51,000 drivers suffered motoring problems during the same weekend last year, with flat batteries to blame for more than 10,000 call outs and punctures accounting for over 4,000.

And if the statistics mirror the 2015 experience, there will be one puncture every minute on Britain’s roads again this weekend.

Nick Reid, head of rescue at Green Flag, commented: “During the Whitsun bank holiday weekend, families across the country will be getting in their cars to make the most of the good weather and extra time off, so it’s no surprise that a high number of breakdowns occur. However, the majority of these breakdowns are avoidable if people take the time to check their cars and ensure everything is in working order.

“Before setting out on the road, check your water and oil level and make sure your tyres are at the correct pressure and there’s no discernable wear on them.”

If you discover you need new tyres or a puncture repair or if you suspect your battery is on its last legs, it is worth remembering that etyres offer a mobile tyre and battery fitting service, which means we come to you so you don’t have to find the time to get to a garage to have the work done before the weekend.

Click here to find out more about the signs to look out for which indicate your battery is struggling and watch our short video featuring Vicki Butler Henderson demonstrating how easy it is to check your tyre tread depths.

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