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How to Get Your Vehicle Ready For a Road Trip

Thinking about taking a road trip? You may want to take care of these vehicle maintenance tasks first.

There’s still time left to go on a wonderful road trip! With the shining sun at your back and miles of road stretching out before you, there are truly endless sights to see when driving. As great as a road trip may be, you also need to be responsible and ensure your vehicle is all ready to go. Before you head out, there are a few tasks you’re going to want to take care of to be certain that your vehicle won’t cause you any unnecessary problems when you’re on your amazing road trip. 

Check Fluids

Many vehicle owners tend to check fluids regularly, such as oil, gas, and transmission fluids. While these are typical parts of owning a car, you’re going to want to check other fluids as well. Antifreeze, radiator coolant, power steering fluid, windshield washer fluid, and brake fluid are also critical to your car. While you may not check them as regularly, before embarking on a long road trip is a great time to do so. 

Check Tires

If you don’t want to get stranded on the side of some highway in a state you’ve never been to before, you’re going to want to test your tires out before leaving home. Make sure your tires have plenty of tread and aren’t showing too much wear so you can keep your vehicle on the road and performing how you need it to. Lastly, make sure you check the pressure of each of your tires and that it is within the right range. 

Check Brakes

Brakes should never be neglected, lest you find yourself unable to stop and put into a dangerous auto collision situation or just having to deal with an obnoxious screech every time your vehicle comes to a halt. Your brake shoes or discs may be on the verge of giving out, which can leave you without any ability to stop your car, so have a mechanic check your brakes beforehand. 

Check Lights

You may end up driving at night which is why headlights are going to come in handy. Other lights include your signal lights and tail lights, both of which are essential to driving safely no matter the time of day. Interior lights are even a big deal, as you may need to stop and check a map or your phone and some additional lighting can be a big help. Do a thorough check of any vehicle lights that you may need on your upcoming trip.

Drop By Liberty Collision Today!

Liberty Collision is here to assist you. As a larger repair and paint shop working within the Randallstown area, our expert technicians are capable of tackling every element of collision repair. We love working with our community and beyond, so drop on by and give us a visit! Our shop is located at 9339 Liberty Rd Randallstown, MD 21132 and we can be contacted by phone at (443) 405-6908 or email at Drop by our shop Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM. For future updates and news, give us a follow on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and YouTube.

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