It's time to hit the road for summer, so you can jump in your car and go, right? Not quite.
Even if your car is relatively new, you still want to make sure you are up to date on oil changes, light bulb replacement, tire pressure, and more. The summer-ready road trip check might seem like an optional thing, but if something happens, you'll wish you had done an overview of car safety. Get in the habit of reviewing simple maintenance needs before heading out.
Road Trip Prep
Prepping for any road trip takes a little time but can save you money and a major headache later by preventing problems from arising after you leave. Also, even if you aren't going on one big road trip, summer travel usually includes driving more often and with more cars on the road, so getting ahead of the summer travel season can be a great idea for safety and savings.
Getting ready to be on the road means thinking ahead, too. If your car doesn't have an emergency kit, you'll want to add one and make sure you have all your needs covered.
You can also stop by an auto repair shop like Naylor's Auto Repair for all your car maintenance services and an expert look at your car.
Essentials for a Successful Trip
Make sure that you review the following inspection points:
- Tires - air pressure, rotation, and summer tires.
- Fluids - windshield wiper fluid, brake fluid, and radiator fluid.
- Engine - how things are running and checking on any concerns.
Then, take a look at these a little more carefully, or with an auto repair specialist:
If any of these are a little out of your area of expertise, you can always ask the team when you stop at Naylor's Auto Repair to do a once over and help you get ready for safe driving.
Hit the Road
One quick way to get on the road is to swing by Naylor's Auto Repair for a quick check-up. The team is happy to help look at your car, let you know if there are issues, and look for any future maintenance needs. It couldn't be easier to get ready for a road trip than working with Naylor's Auto Repair. Call or come by today!