Mail order specialist Carparts-direct.co.uk has predicted that this Monday, January 5th, will be the busiest day of the year for car breakdowns.
The reason this date will be the busiest, according to a report from the company, is that New Year’s Day falls on a Thursday and many cars will be left unused until the following Monday when sore-headed Brits trudge wearily back to work.
During the four days off work, temperatures are set to plunge as low as -13C. This combination of car inactivity and low temperatures is the ideal recipe for creating conditions in which car engines can’t be started.
Cars with burst radiators will be a fact of life in the chilly start to the New Year with diesel cars being especially vulnerable.
Martin Mosley of Car Parts Direct said: The combination of freezing weather and vehicles parked up always finds the weaknesses of a vehicle. We fully expect Monday to be the single busiest day for years."
Written by Harry Oakey