17 June 2021

Check your car for summer driving: AA Ireland

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AA Ireland is urging motorists to carry out a number of maintenance checks on their cars if they have been idle during the lockdown earlier this year and last year, writes Brian Byrne.

This follows figures released by the Department of Transport that the number of vehicles declared off the road has fallen by almost a fifth since the early days of the pandemic. Since the start of June, there has been a marked increase in traffic volumes, with most routes now back up to 95pc of pre-pandemic volumes.

Tyres, batteries and brakes are among the items that should be checked, especially after extended idle periods. A post by AA Roadwatch covers in detail some essential checks one can make before getting back out on the road.