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Car Maintenance Checklist for Summer Road Trips

If you’re taking a long road trip this summer, you’re not alone.

The busiest travel time is between Memorial Day and Labor Day.  Last year, AAA estimated that 32.1 million Americans traveled on the Memorial Day weekend alone.

If you want to reach your destination, you’re going to have to make sure that your car is in good condition.  Following the tips below will help ensure that you don’t get stranded on your summer road trip.

  • Check Fluids: Before starting your trip, make sure all of your fluids are at proper levels.  This includes:  oil, engine coolant and transmission fluid.
  • Check Your Battery: Be sure to check your car battery.  Visit a repair shop to check its charge.  If it’s low, you’ll want to change the battery.
  • Check Tire Pressure: It’s important to check the pressure of your car’s tires before starting a trip.  Tire pressure is important because you’ll save on gas and you’ll be safer.
  • Check For Proper Tools: You’ll also want to make sure your spare tire is in good shape and that you have all the proper tools for emergencies.  This includes: a jack, tire wrench, jumper cables and a flashlight.

Following these tips will help to ensure your car is ready for the road.

Be sure to take your car into Brake Masters for an inspection before any summer trip.  Use our auto repair shop locator to find the nearest Brake Masters.

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