Getting Your Car Ready for a Roadtrip

If you’re getting ready to hit the road this summer, there a few preliminaries that you will want to take to ensure that you have a nice safe trip, there and back. Check out these for thing to look into:

  • Check Your Tires: It is absolutely necessary to have your tires thoroughly inspected before hitting the road, if you want to make sure that you will have safe travels.Check out the treads. Are the worn down? Can you see them at all? Safe tires have deep treads all the way around. So if you’re not seeing those treads you will want to get those tire replaced immediately.
  • Get an Expert Opinion: Like a regular health checkup, you always want the opinion of a professional who knows what they are talking about. Same goes for your vehicle. Get your auto check up to make sure that everything is OK. Once you get that green light, you’ll be ready to go!
  • Inspect Your Hoses: You want to inspect them closely to make sure there are no cracks, loose connections, corrosion, etc. The should be clean without any signs of damage.
  • Top Off Your Fluids: Like your body, your vehicle needs fluid to function properly. Make sure that your oil, coolant, brake fluid, wiper fluid, and everything else is up to par before heading out.

If you get on the road without checking any of the before listed elements, you run the risk of ending up on the side of the road. And although we would be more than happy to give you a tow, we want to make sure that you reach your destination safely. But just in case you find yourself in that unwanted situation, call Pippin Towing and Recovery at (636) 937-0797