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This summer is different than most other summers but that doesn’t mean you can’t make it memorable. Instead of hopping on that airplane this summer stay in your car, bring your family along, and go on a road trip! Going on a road trip is a great way to spend quality time with your family while practicing social distancing. However, before you buckle up and drive those long miles you need to make sure your car is prepared and ready. Here are a few things you can do to prepare.
Check your air conditioning. Summer is hot so be sure to check your air conditioning as a marginally operating system will fail in extremely hot outside temperatures. If your air conditioning hasn’t been checked in a while bring it in so we can look it over. We’ll make sure all of your cabin air filters are clean and your system is fully functioning.
Check your cooling system. The number one cause of summer breakdowns is overheating. If your car’s cooling system hasn’t been completely flushed and refilled in two or more years you need to bring it in or do it yourself at home. We typically recommend a 50/50 mix of antifreeze and water.
Lastly, make sure your tires are ready for a long road trip. If they have no traction don’t risk it and get them replaced right away. Check their pressure. Check them periodically on your road trip. Don’t forget to check your spare tire as well. Make sure it’s ready if it needs to take over. If your jack is broken, get a new one just in case. Check your tires and tire equipment as they are the last thing you want giving you problems while you’re on the road.
Prep your car so it’s ready for that long summer road trip with the family. Check these simple things off your list to ensure safety and reliability while on the road.
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