What maintenance should be completed before a road trip?

What maintenance should be completed before a road trip?

Summer is in full swing, the country has reopened, and the open road is calling your name. But before you hop on the highway, it's important to be sure that your vehicle is prepared for long drives under scorching sun. At DAS Autowerks, our reputable mechanics are experts at completing any type of maintenance that is needed before you hit the road.

Road Trip Auto Maintenance Tasks

Prior to departure, you'll want to make sure that your vehicle is ready to keep you as safe as possible during your journey. When you bring your vehicle to us for brake service, we'll inspect your brakes, lubricate parts as necessary, and install new pads if needed. If we discover any major brake trouble, we'll explain the problem and then give you an accurate estimate for the repair costs. Before leaving, you'll also want to check tire pressure, which typically is supposed to be at a point between 30 and 35 psi, though it's worth checking your tires to see their exact pressure guideline. When driving with correct tire pressure, there'll be significantly less risk of a blowout putting you in a frightening situation. A quick and easy safety precaution is to change out old wiper blades. If a summertime thunderstorm suddenly starts pouring rain, your new wiper blades will provide a safer field of vision through your windshield.

It's also smart to complete maintenance tasks that will help your vehicle keep the heat in check. When you bring your car to us for AC service, we'll check over all AC components to make sure they're functioning properly. When the heat turns sweltering, a healthy AC system will play a crucial role in keeping your family in a good mood. Cooling system service will also help your vehicle with keeping the heat in check. Coolant is generally supposed to be exchanged every 30,000 miles, but you can check your owner's manual to see your car's exact mileage requirement. By driving with the proper amount of clean coolant, there'll be much less risk of overheating causing serious engine damage, such as a cracked block.

German Auto Maintenance in Tampa, FL

If you need auto maintenance before your adventure, contact DAS Autowerks at (813) 940-0064. At our nearby auto shop, we specialize in German auto care, but also provide top-quality service for domestic vehicles. Feel free to give us a call today to make an appointment!

DAS Autowerks Blog
Posted: July 12, 2021

Written and Published By MORBiZ