You want your summer road trip to be a blast and exhaust all efforts to keep it that way. Wait a second to look at the travel tips below.
It is after all summer so be sure the car does not still have winter ones on. Inspect the tire pressure because as you know tire pressure sheds off around one pound of air pressure per month. Correct tire inflation is a must if tread separation and blowouts are to be avoided since ideal contact between road and tires is maintained.
Fluids need to be monitored. See if the oil needs changing. Owner manuals are provided by car makers so you have a guide when it comes to recommended oil and more. While the hood is up, check the coolant/antifreeze mixture inside your vehicle’s radiator. Cold and hot weather temperature is regulated right if the ideal coolant to water ratio of 50 to 50 is maintained.
Inspect what is left of the car. Do not go without having all the belts and hoses of the car checked first. A wiper blade often does not last longer than a year so if yours is past this mark and is working poorly toss it out and replace it. Finally, check the battery and if yours is more than 3 years old, have it tested at a certified automotive repair facility.
Your car should be equipped with an emergency kit. Use the cargo area to store flashlights as well as first aid kits and flares plus jumper cables and a blanket to keep clothes clean in case a tire has to be changed. Take with you extra pairs of gloves and paper towels along with some water and washer fluid plus non perishable foods but do not forget to bring tools such as screwdrivers …