It doesn’t matter if you drive a brand-new 2017 Audi Q7 or an older Audi model. There are still some things you should do to avoid common roadside problems during your next road trip.
Cliff Ruud, AAA’s managing director of AAA Automotive, said, ““Roadside breakdowns continue to rise each year and can be a safety hazard for everyone on the road…travelers can minimize their risk by planning ahead and preparing properly.”
According to AAA, 75 percent of American motorists intend to drive to their vacation destinations this summer, but 40 percent of them aren’t prepared for emergency breakdowns. A recent survey shows that more than 65 percent of American drivers have never been proactive about testing their car’s battery, 20 percent don’t know how to change a tire, and 40 percent don’t have an emergency kit in their automobile.
AAA estimates that it will rescue about seven million stranded motorists over the summer. The automotive authority anticipates that battery, lock, and tire related issues will be the three leading reasons drivers will request roadside assistance.
To avoid being one of the millions of drivers who’ll request roadside assistance this summer, everyone at our Los Angeles, CA Audi dealership recommends you do the following before you leave home: