If you're planning to do a road trip this summer, it is essential that you take the steps to make sure your vehicle is safe to do so. The last thing you want to ruin all the fun is a car breakdown or an accident. Below is the ultimate checklist for your road trip this summer.
Inspect all the fluids
Your vehicle has many fluids, including motor oil, coolant, transmission fluid, brake fluid, power steering fluid, windshield wiper solvent, and more. These need to be at an appropriate level and free of contaminants for optimal performance. Plus, you'll want to top off on your gas tank too.
Check belts and hoses
A simple inspection of your timing belt and serpentine belt can be of major significance in preventing a breakdown. A belt failure can cause significant damage and a troubling breakdown. If you need help with this step, feel free to give our auto repair shop a visit.
Monitor your tires
Your vehicle's tires should be properly inflated before any big trip. Moreover, you should be keeping up with its tire maintenance including tire rotations, wheel balance, and alignment. If they've worn down excessively or unevenly, you should probably have them assessed by a mechanic before departing.
These 3 items are key to protecting you, your passengers, and others on the road for your getawway. At Inmon Automotive, we want you to stay safe and at ease behind the wheel. If you require a pre-trip inspection soon, please give us a call or visit our shop today!