With warmer weather coming around, many of us are gearing up for a great road trip at some point. Besides, nothing validates the American Summer like an ol’ fashion cruise down the highway. However, it is important to make sure your vehicle is in great working condition before taking off. Here are a few tips from your local Vacaville Auto Repair on getting your vehicle ready for that summer road trip:
Whether your tires are over inflated, misaligned or just worn down, you could be putting yourself at risk and be losing gas mileage! It’s important to remember that pressure changes with altitude and temperature, and thus should be checked often if you’re adventuring across a variety of terrain. Misaligned wheels cause your tires to work against each other, which leads to lower gas mileage and causes your tires to prematurely wear out! Nobody wants to hydroplane or deal with a blowout on a road trip! If you have any questions regarding your tires, stop by a Vacaville Auto Repair and talk to a Mechanic Vacaville about your concerns.
Change your oil and filter, check your coolant, transmission, and the washer fluid reservoir. In fact, double up on washer fluid—better to be safe than sorry. And make sure your blades are working properly—do they smear more than they clear? Then get some new ones. They’re cheap, we promise. You’ll thank yourself when it’s in the middle of the night, you’re in the middle of nowhere, and the worst rainstorm you’ve ever witnessed is happening right on top of you. Ask a Vacaville Mechanic at your local Vacaville Auto Repair to recommend the best wipers for your car.
That’s right—probably the best thing you can do for your vehicle is to take it in to a reliable Vacaville VW Repair shop for a pre-trip inspection. Reason being, it’s beneficial to have an ASE-Certified Vacaville Mechanic—the best in the business—look over your car. They’ll be able to tip you off to anything that might hinder your trip.
Take out Excess Weight
The logic is simple: The less weight you have in your vehicle, the better gas mileage you’ll get. Yes, you’ll have your bags and other supplies you’ll need for your trip, but chances are there are a few things you could clear out from your trunk.