5 Things You Can Do So You Don't Ruin Your Road-Trip
Are you ready for your summer vacation? Are you planning on an epic road-trip? According to AAA, over one-third of Americans will go on vacation this summer. Of these vacation goers, 79% of them will go on a road trip. If you don’t want to worry on vacation, consider doing some preventative car maintenance. Here are five simple ways for you to maintenance your car before leaving on your epic road-trip this summer.
1.) Check your tires. How is your tread looking? Are your tires in good condition? When’s the last time you had your tires rotated? Have you checked your air pressure lately? These questions are very important. If you don’t know what your tire pressure should be, consult your manual. If all else fails, get a courtesy check at your local tire shop. Take it from me, you don’t want to have to change a tire in the middle of nowhere with fire ants crawling up your back. Not fun!
3.) Check your wiper blades. Are they cracked or warped? When’s the last time they were replaced? There is nothing worse than being in a monsoon and having your blades not work. Or, to have to listen to them when they sound like a cat screeching for dear life. These are very easy to replace. Verify the correct size in your Owner’s manual or consult your local auto supply store.
4.) Check your battery. Is your car sounding a little funny when it starts? Is there a delay? You might want to check your battery. The hot temperatures during the summer can hurt your battery. Your local auto supply store can help test your battery if you are concerned. They will even help install a new one.
5.) Check your lights. Make sure to always check your headlights and taillights. You don’t want to get a ticket for a simple light being out. Nor do you want to have to search for one in some small town on your vacation.
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