Road Trip Ready: Avoid Maintenance Mayhem

OK so the one of your top priorities when committing to a road trip should be to avoid mechanical issues on the road that would prevent you from getting to your destination.  

Road Trip Ready? Avoid Maintenance Mayhem Like this...

Road Trip Ready? Avoid Maintenance Mayhem Like this…

So, here are top 3 recommendations to get your vehicle Road Trip Ready.

  1. Check your Fluids
  2. Inspect Belts & Hoses
  3. Examine Tires

Check your Fluids

  • Engine Oil
  • Power Steering Fluid
  • Brake Fluid
  • Transmission Fluid
  • Windshield Wiper Fluid
  • Antifreeze/Coolant

Inspect Belts & Hoses

A belt or hose failure can cause an overheated engine, loss of power steering, and loss of the electrical charging system. If a hose leaks coolant or the belt turning the water pump snaps, the cooling system is inoperable. If the engine overheats, it can suffer serious internal damage that requires expensive repairs and can ruin a summer vacation.

Examine Tires

  • Check Your Tire Pressure
  • Make Sure the Wear is Even
  • Inspect for Bulges or Bald Spots

Also, if you are due for an oil change you definitely want to get that taken care of before heading out on a long trip.  We recommend getting the Works Fuel Saver Package done on your vehicle.   The Works Fuel Saver Package will get you an oil change and tire rotation as well as an inspection of your air filter, cabin filter, fluid levels, and so much more.  There are approximately 30 things that your service technician will check.  Check out this video demonstrating the Works Fuel Saver Package with Mike Rowe:

And if you are not due for an oil change you can still stop by our service department and they will do the multi-point inspection for you for FREE!!

Give us a call (301)419-2700 or come visit if you want to find out more information. Or leave us some questions in the comment section below.

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  1. […] we’ve talked about some best practices for packing up the car and avoiding maintenance mayhem.  Now you’re about to set off on a long road trip. You are so excited and can’t wait […]

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