Published on May 14th, 2014 | by Jordan

How to Avoid a Vehicle or Bicycle Breakdown

Summer weather is almost here, and that means more sun, fun and road trips. To avoid a breakdown, we recommend the following tips:

Summer safety tips for drivers

  • Check your vehicle fluid levels and the air pressure in all tires, including the spare tire in your trunk.
  • Replace worn or damaged windshield wiper blades.
  • When in doubt, get a full mechanical inspection performed before you begin your trip.

CAA SCO received more than 5,000 requests for TripTik® route planners this May in preparation for the long weekend (May 17-19)! Some of the most popular road trip spots are in Ontario, Quebec, New York, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts.

“Quebec has grown in popularity because it’s a great location for cycling vacations with more than 5,000 km of bikeways in the province,” said Deborah Vahabi, Road Trips Department Supervisor, CAA SCO.

Summer safety tips for cyclists

  • Top up the air in your tires before you hit the trail.
  • Clean your brakes and ensure they are working properly.
  • For video tutorials on how to get your bike road-trip ready, download the free CAA Ontario Bike Assist App.

If your weekend plans take you outside of the province or the country, be sure to make travel insurance a part of your travel plans. OHIP coverage may not cover you outside of Ontario. Provincial health plans cover approximately 9 per cent of medical expenses when travelling outside of Canada.*

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