Holiday Road Trip? We Got You Covered!
This holiday season has been tough on all of us considering the circumstances, so if you're going to take a nice trip to Grandma and Grandpa's house this Christmas, let us give you some road trip tips to try to make your trip go safe and smooth!
Throughout the year it is important to keep the maintenance up on your car, however, people get busy and the last thing on our minds is the last time we put air in the tires or when we last checked our oil. Before a road trip you want to make sure your maintenance is up to date to avoid any accidents or hold-ups along the way. This would be a good time to get ALL fluids in your car up to date; this includes your oil, coolant, brake, power steering, transmission and windshield wiper fluids. Another major maintenance factor would be your tires, you can't get anywhere without them right? The last thing you would want is to be stuck with a flat out in the middle of nowhere. Fill your tires up, have them rotated, or if the time has come to part ways, get a brand new set! You also want to double check and make sure that all of your bulbs (interior and exterior) are working. Having a bulb out is going to give you an express pass for getting pulled over. Air filters and brake pads should also be inspected, just to play it safe. You would much rather be safe than sorry!
Once you've covered all of your bases, now it's time to clean up! Dispose of any trash, old drinks, and lets not forget the stale Cheetos under the kid's car-seats. Pick up some air fresheners or essential oils, if you're going to be in the car for a while you certainly don't want it to smell bad. If you want to go the extra mile, give the exterior a little TLC and take it for a car wash!