Servicing Your Vehicle When Prepping for a Road Trip

Servicing Your Vehicle When Prepping for a Road Trip | Reliance Mitsubishi Blog

Need to start prepping for a road trip, but don’t know where to start? Here are some suggestions for servicing your vehicle so that it’s road trip ready.

Wash Your Vehicle

Dirt can get into the undercarriage of your vehicle and cause damage and reduce visibility. Plus, it just looks terrible. Give your vehicle a thorough wash before a trip.

Check Tires

Improperly inflated tires can cause a whole host of problems, from poor fuel economy to popping easier on hot pavement. Tires with worn or uneven tread or tires that are improperly aligned can also lead to major problems.

Check Battery

A dead battery will derail your road trip plans. Check your battery capacity and connections before heading out on your trip.

Catch Up With Routine Service

It’s easy to fall behind on your vehicle’s regular maintenance schedule, but before a road trip it’s especially important to get all the routine stuff such as oil changes and tire rotations out of the way.

Pack Emergency Kit

Sometimes no matter how much effort you put into prepping for a road trip, emergencies will happen. You can be better prepared for unforeseen situations by packing an emergency kit that includes jumper cables, flashlights, a first aid kit, and tools.

Schedule a service appointment at Reliance Mitsubishi to make sure your car is ready for your epic road trip.