With summer quickly approaching, we’ve spent a lot of time daydreaming about the road trips we want to take this summer. Planning a vacation or trip of any sort can be stressful, so it’s important to remember to take care of the details before you leave, which includes preparing your vehicle for the journey. We don’t want you to end up stranded on the side of the road, after all! Read on to see four of our tips for getting your car ready for a road trip!
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How to get your car ready for a road trip
- Check your fluids
Before you head out on your road trip, make sure you check all of the your vehicle’s vital fluids, including the engine oil, transmission fluid, radiator coolant, brake fluid, windshield washer fluid and power steering fluid. If you need a top-off on any fluid, come see us at Craig Dunn Motor City.
- Fill your tires
Having your tires filled to the recommended PSI may help you save some money on gas, so grab your owner’s manual to see how inflated your tires should be, and fill them to the correct PSI before hitting the road.
- Make sure air conditioning is working
Sitting in a hot car for a few minutes is bad enough, but sitting in a hot car for a few hours? Forget about it. Nothing is more miserable than being on a long journey with no air conditioning when it’s hot outside, so you don’t want to skip this step, trust us.
- Pack an emergency kit
You always want to be prepared for the worst, so packing a roadside emergency kit is never a bad idea. Items that should be in the kit include blankets, a flashlight, spark plugs, batteries, a cell phone charger, a map and extra vehicle fluids.
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Are you preparing to head out on a long road trip? If so, make sure you schedule a service appointment at Craig Dunn Motor City to make sure your vehicle is in tip-top shape for your journey! Drivers with questions about the vehicle services offered at Craig Dunn Motor City are encouraged to contact our team today!