There is only about a month left before kids have to head back to school, and if you haven’t taken your summer vacation yet, you may be planning on squeezing in a road trip while you still can. Your mechanic from Asian import cars, trucks, and motorcycles has some advice for you to get your car ready for a road trip. In this two-part blog, we’ll review some steps to take before you hit the road.
Things to Do to Get the Car Ready
- Driving around the western states often means driving for hours between towns. The last thing you want on a road trip is to break down when you’re hours from anywhere. Have your oil changed and all your fluids and belts checked before embarking on a road trip. Make sure your tires are up to the job. Make sure your spare tires is ready for action. A few weeks before you plan on leaving, have your spare tire checked. Make sure your jack is in place and has all of its parts.
- A can of emergency flat fixer foam is not a bad thing to have in the truck as well.
- The day before you leave, check the air pressure and add more if need be. Having the right air pressure in the tires is for safety but also fuel economy. Driving on low tires decreases your fuel efficiency.
If you know you are going o a road trip and your car has experienced trouble starting or is making new and unusual sounds, make an appointment to bring it to Asian Imports, and we’ll make sure it’s roadworthy. Check back for part two, where we discuss what to pack for your road trip!