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The holidays are here, which means spending time with your family, friends, and loved ones, nestled in our comfy homes. However, for some of us, the holidays mean traveling to be with our favorite company. If that sounds like your plan, this blog will be a beneficial resource to learn how to have your vehicle ready for the holiday road trips!
We put together a list of some top tips to have your vehicle ready to hit the road. These tips range from preventative maintenance to essentials on the road. As the name suggests, the preventive maintenance tips help prevent issues that can arise on the road. Please continue reading to learn more about how to prepare your vehicle for your holiday travels!
Tires - Your tires are an essential part of your vehicle that provides traction and handling. This is important on the road because you want to have control in any terrain and during any weather conditions that you can find on the road. When inspecting your tires, the top points are threading and pressure. Checking your threading refers to the patterns on your tire. Having the proper tire pattern with enough life to last your trip is something you should look out for and ensure your tires have the appropriate amount of air pressure.
Windshield wipers - Before hitting the road, you want to ensure your windshield wipers are working correctly. You do not want to find yourself with malfunctioning wipers on the road. We recommend replacing your wipers to avoid accidents on the road.
Brakes - An essential component of your vehicle that needs inspection is your brakes. Making sure they have enough life will avoid accidents on the road. We recommend bringing your vehicle into our shop to have your brakes professionally inspected.
Safety - When planning before your trips, ensuring you have safety essentials is important in case of accidents. Some essentials to include in your vehicle are a first aid kit and a roadside assistance kit. Your roadside assistance kit should consist of a tire replacement toolset, reflective devices, and emergency tools to fix minor problems.
Fluids - When it comes to preventative maintenance, always include your vehicle's fluids. Fluids to consider include oil, transmission fluid, brake fluids, power steering fluid, and your engine coolant. Making sure to top off these liquids to the appropriate amount will help prevent engine damage and costly repairs.
Keep these tips in mind to help prevent accidents or costly repairs for your vehicle. We hope you can implement these practices into your travel preparations. Bring your vehicle into our shop to ensure your car will get a professional inspection; so that you can hit the road with complete confidence and ease of mind. We are located at 643 S Melrose St, Placentia, CA 92870. You can also contact us at (714) 984-0948 to schedule an appointment today!