Prep Your Car for Your Next Road Trip!
It’s summertime, which means it’s road trip season! If you’re planning on taking your Long Island vehicle onto the open road for a road trip, there are some steps you want to take beforehand!
The first step in getting your car road-trip-ready is making sure you have all the necessary fluids. Get an oil change before hitting the road, and ask your mechanic to check the radiator fluid, brake fluid, power steering fluid, transmission fluid, and windshield fluid as well. These fluids keep your car running smoothly and can come in handy during unexpected situations.
The next step in prepping your car for a summer road trip is checking out your tires. Tires should have their air pressure checked every 1,000 miles. Appropriate levels of air pressure will help you earn the best possible fuel efficiency, while also offering a smooth and safe ride. You should also have your tires rotated every 5,000 to 8,000 miles to maintain appropriate weight balance and suspension calibration. Finally, replace your tires every 25,000 to 50,000 miles to avoid potential flat tires, which can ruin a road trip and cause an unnecessary headache.
The final step you should take before hitting the road is performing general maintenance on your vehicle. Check your brake pads, air filters, light bulbs, belts, and hoses to avoid any potential problems that could occur on your road trip. Once you’ve followed these steps, you’re ready to make the most out of your summer! Consider stopping by Certified Headquarters to find your perfect road trip car for the summer. Our dealership is located at 873 Middle Country Road in St. James, and we can’t wait to work with you!