In two weeks will be the kick off to the busiest time of travel in the year. Families will be hitting the highways in hopes that they will reach their loved ones in time for some Holiday Cheer!
Before anyone gets on the road, it’s best to make sure that you, your family, and your car are ready for a long trip and heavy traffic. The last thing you need is to be pulled over on the side of the road with an overheated vehicle, and antsy children.
Follow these quick tips to getting your vehicle ready for holiday travel.
Beat the Heat. Inspect the radiator, pressure cap, belts, and hoses to make sure they are in good shape with no signs of blisters, cracks, or cuts in the rubber.
Hydrate Your Vehicle. Check fluid levels:
● brake fluid
● automatic transmission
● power steering
● windshield washer and
Make sure each reservoir is full and if you see any sign of fluid leakage, take your vehicle in to be serviced before you get on the road.
Give Your Vehicle a Check-up:
● Check the air pressure in all tires, including the spare
● Make sure the wiper blades are functioning properly
● Check battery life and inspect batteries and battery cables
● Inspect brake pads and linings for wear; change the oil and filter according to manufacturer’s service interval specifications
● Test the headlights, brake lights, turn signals, emergency flashers and interior lights
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