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How to Prepare My Vehicle for a Summer Road Trip

Spring is with us and with it comes Spring Break road trips. In case you love indulging in this favorite pastime, the last thing you’d want is your vehicle breaking down in the middle of nowhere.

To make sure that your Spring Break road trip matches all your expectations, the following car-prepping tips from Miracle Body and Paint, your all-time favorite auto collision center will come in handy.

Vehicle Fluids Inspection before the Road Trip

You will possibly have a refrigerated cooler with lots of thirst-quenching drinks on board for your consumption but do not forget to replenish your vehicle’s fluids. Use the following fluid checklist to ensure that your vehicle is hydrated

Add Coolant to Your Car

On longer excursions, your car engine’s radiator fluid faces a tough test. Evaluate the level of coolant before setting off, and the radiator hoses for any signs of leakage. It is additionally advisable to get the cooling system flushed and replenished after 50,000 miles.

Car Oil

Oil is definitely your car engine’s lifeblood, therefore ensure that and the filter are replaced after 3,000 to 5,000 miles. In case the car has slight oil leakage, check the level using a dipstick and refill before proceeding.

Refill Your Cars Washer Fluid

You will undoubtedly encounter all sorts of weather on the adventure, so top off the windshield washer fluid reservoir.

Other Car Fluids

It’s also recommended to assess the fluid amounts for the transmission, brakes, and power steering.

Tire Checks before Hitting the Road

Your vehicle’s tires are crucial for fuel efficiency, safe driving, and comfort on the road, so do not ignore yours.

General Car Maintenance

Your car comprises of numerous parts that should all work together to ensure that you reach your destination safe and in good time. Before hitting the road, make sure that the auto experts at Miracle Body and Paint check out the following:

  • Brake pads and rotors
  • Engine air filter and cabin filter
  • Light bulbs, particularly headlights, taillights, brake lights and turn signals 
  • Belts and hoses
  • A/C and heater 
  • Battery and alternator 

Miracle Body and Paint: Your Spring Break Road Trip Auto Checkup Center

As your regular auto body repair and collision center, Miracle Body and Paint is dedicated to see that you enjoy your spring break trip and come back in one piece. Always drive safely because even if your car is road-ready, you may still get into a spring break car accident. And when you get back from your road trip, make sure that you visit our shop for a complete check up of your vehicle.