Nothing welcomes the warm spring weather like a good old-fashioned road trip. You might be preparing to head out with a close friend in something compact and efficient like a Chevrolet Cruze, or maybe you’re going to take your hard-working GMC Sierra 1500 on a little vacation, but no matter the vehicle, before your pack your bags, read these tips on how to get your car road trip ready so that you can have a safe, successful trip.
Check Your Tires
Your tires are the only parts of your car that make contact with the road, so it’s no wonder they need extra love and care. Before a road trip, check the condition of your tires. Look to see that there is no obvious damage, and that the tread is still deep, then check the air pressure and fill as needed.
Check Your Fluids
Checking fluids and topping them off as needed is generally a simple car maintenance task that can be done at home. Check fluids such as oil, steering fluid, brake fluid, radiator fluid, and transmission fluid, so you can avoid a myriad of problems.
Oil Change and Checkup
While there’s a lot of DIY car maintenance that comes in handy, nothing beats the peace of mind that comes with a professional checkup. For the ultimate road trip security, bring your Buick Encore, your GMC Sierra, or your favorite road trip car in to the dealership for an oil change and an inspection that will give you the green light on long trips away from home.
Of course, if you need a new vehicle for your next road trip, make sure to come visit us at Diamond Auto Group. We’ll be happy to get you behind the wheel of the perfect car for you.