Preparing Your Vehicle for a Road Trip

Preparing Your Vehicle for a Road Trip

The summer sun is shining, the nation is fully reopening, and the open road is calling. Prior to packing your bags and hopping on the highway, you'll want to make sure that your car is ready for the long journey ahead. At Browncroft Garage, our local mechanics can complete any type of maintenance that your vehicle needs before you set out on your adventure.

Important Road Trip Auto Maintenance Tasks

For optimal safety on the road, there are certain maintenance tasks that should be done. When you come to the shop for brake service, we'll inspect your braking system, lubricate relevant parts, and replace worn-out pads. If we identify any major brake problems, we'll provide you with an explanation of what exactly is wrong, as well as an accurate estimate for the repairs. Another important safety measure is to check tire pressure before you depart. Typically, tire pressure needs to be somewhere between 30 and 35 psi and it's worth checking to see your tires' exact pressure requirement. By driving with proper tire pressure, there will be less risk of a blowout. A quick and cheap way to boost road trip safety is to replace old wiper blades. In the event that a summertime thunderstorm suddenly starts pouring rain over the highway, your new wiper blades will provide you with better visibility.

There are also certain auto maintenance tasks that will make it much easier for your car to beat the heat. When you get cooling system service, there'll be substantially less risk of overheating causing serious damage, such as a cracked block. Usually, coolant needs to be exchanged every 30,000 miles, though you can refer to your owner's manual for your car's exact guideline. AC service is another way to keep the heat in check. During AC service, we'll check over all AC components and make sure they're functioning efficiently. A healthy AC system will help to keep your family in a good mood when the heat turns scorching.

Auto Maintenance in Rochester, NY

If you need auto maintenance before your trip, contact Browncroft Garage at (585) 676-6991. At our local auto shop, we can expertly complete any of your auto repair or maintenance needs. Feel free to give us a call today to make an appointment!


Browncroft Garage Inc Blog
Posted: July 3, 2021

Written and Published By MORBiZ