Necessary Vehicle Care for Your Spring Break Road Trip

Care for Your Spring Break Road TripIt’s hard to believe with the weather still being so chilly, but spring break is right around the corner! Over the next couple of months, you might be taking road trips across the country to places you’ve always wanted to visit. If that’s what you’re planning this year, you’ll need to make sure that your vehicle is up to the task.

Nothing ruins a vacation like car trouble, which is why it’s important to inspect your car before you go on your trip—or even before you take it to a shop or dealership to get it professionally inspected. One of the most important things to check out before you head out are your tires—you always want to make sure the tire pressure is right, the tread is good, and there aren’t any bulges that might cause blowouts.

You should also check your fluids, including engine oil, coolant, windshield wiper fluid, and brake fluid. You might encounter all kinds of weather as you’re driving cross-country, especially if you’re going through deserts or other unfamiliar climates, so you need a healthy engine, brakes, and the ability to clean off your windshield.

This is also a good reason to change your filters, including both engine and cabin air filters. Don’t forget to check your headlights and taillights, too. Finally, get your battery tested to make sure it’s still strong.

These and other maintenance steps you should take before your spring break road trip can be performed at Singerland CDJR FIAT. Bring your ride in and get all squared away before you take to the open road.

What You Can Do in Advance to Prep for a Thanksgiving Road Trip

Thanksgiving Road Trip

Are you dreading an upcoming road trip this Thanksgiving? Thankfully, there is plenty you can do ahead of time to make your life easier. Here are some tips for your upcoming Thanksgiving road trip:

  • Take care of any routine maintenance before you hit the road – such as oil changes – and make sure you have enough windshield wiper fluid.
  • Keep your eyes peeled for wild animals this time of year, particularly deer, which are likely to emerge from the shadows around dusk.
  • Before you go, plot out your route on a map and keep that map with you, in case your GPS navigation system fails.
  • Consider packing non-perishable snacks for your trip, so that you won’t be tempted to stop for fast food.
  • It’s also a good idea to keep your vehicle well-stocked with fresh drinking water.
  • If you are travelling with children, be sure to bring along various methods of entertainment and plan to stop more frequently than you would on your own to stretch small legs and blow off steam.
  • Lastly, pack smart, with heavier luggage on the bottom and separate bags for anything you will want during your trip stashed within arm’s reach.

For more safety tips or to spend your holiday season behind the wheel of a brand new car, contact us or visit us anytime at Slingerland Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram.