Wednesday, September 12, 2012

How to Prepare Your Car for a Road Trip

Did you know that long trips are actually EASIER on your vehicle than day-to-day driving? If you’re thinking about taking a road trip with family or friends, a few simple tips will stave off many common problems.  So start early and check out the tips below:

Take care of major repairs: If your car needs anything, our technicians are always available.  Make sure that any major repairs are taken care of at least a month before your trip. 

Check the coolant: Is your destination warmer than home?  Have us check your antifreeze and water mixture to ensure your car is running smoothly.

Check the tires: Make sure they are inflated to the proper pressure because low pressure can cause extra heat buildup that can lead to a blowout at high speeds.  Checks the tire tread. Put a penny; edge on with Lincoln's head pointing down, in one the grooves of the tire. If you can see the space above Abe's head, it's time for new tires.  Also CHECK THE SPARE!

These are just a few tips for your traveling.  Do you have any to add? 

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