Getting Your Car Checked Before a Road Trip

Now that we’re in the midst of summer, everyone is gearing up to head outside and hit the road. The summer weather comes with a desire to get out and go somewhere, and there’s no better time for traveling than the summer. However, before you hit the road, you’ll want to make sure that your care can handle the journey. Here’s a quick checklist to go through before you actually hit the road…

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Checking the outside of your vehicle

Potential breakdowns can easily be avoided by checking a handful of things on the outside of your vehicle. For example, check that your tires still have good tread and are wearing evenly. Check the pressure, and make any necessary adjustments. Be sure to include your spare in your tire inspection. Changing a flat in the middle of a desert in the middle of the night would not be the high point of your trip, so do what you can to avoid it. Make sure your headlights, taillights, and front and back blinkers are all working properly, so you can be safe and avoid a ticket. Your brakes and windshield wipers should also be inspected to make sure they have enough life left in them for your trip. Continue reading “Getting Your Car Checked Before a Road Trip”