Saturday, April 11, 2009

Preparing for a Road Trip

The streets and highways will be full of cars with the upcoming Holiday weekend just around the corner. If you will be traveling, take a few moments to make sure your vehicle is in good working order. Here are a few simple steps you can make to prepare your vehicle for your Holiday travels:

  • Check the air pressure in your tires.
  • Check the condition of your tire tread. A simple way is to insert a coin in the tread with the head facing down. If the tread does not come up to the head on the coin, it is time to get new tires.
  • Make sure all the fluids are at their proper levels. Fluids include the engine oil, transmission, brake, coolant, power steering, and windshield washer fluids.
  • Make sure your windshield wipers work properly.
  • Check your headlights and brake lights for proper operation.
Drive safely and have a great Easter holiday!

1 comment:

Jacob Rodman said...

Indeed. One part of responsible driving is making sure that the car is in tip-top condition. Road trips, especially long ones, might have a few unexpected road bumps, so it never hurts to be safe.