Maintenance to Get Your Car Ready for a Road Trip

Maintenance to Get Your Car Ready for a Road Trip


Summer has arrived and the nation's greatest attractions are fully reopening, making it very tempting to hit the open road. Before you set out on your adventure, you'll want to make sure that your car is ready for long drives in sweltering heat. At Howard Automotive, our local mechanics can expertly conduct any type of maintenance that needs to be done before you leave.

Important Road Trip Auto Maintenance Tasks

To keep your family as safe as possible during your big trip, there are certain safety measures that should be taken. When you visit our shop for brake service, we'll inspect your braking system, replace worn-out pads, and lubricate parts as necessary. If we find any major brake trouble, we'll explain it to you and provide an accurate estimate for the repairs. Prior to departure, you'll want to ensure that you're driving with correct tire pressure. Typically, tire pressure should be at a point between 30 and 35 psi, though it's worth checking your tires for their precise guideline. With proper tire pressure, there's substantially less risk of a blowout putting you in a harrowing situation. Another quick and easy way to improve safety is by replacing old wiper blades. If a summertime thunderstorm suddenly unleashes a torrential downpour over the highway, your new wiper blades will provide you with safer visibility through your windshield.

It's also wise to get maintenance done that helps your car with beating the heat. When you visit us for AC service, we'll check over all AC components and make sure they're working just like they should. A healthy AC system will help to prevent your family's mood from souring when the heat gets cooking. Another way to regulate the heat is with cooling system service. Because you'll be driving across vast expanses under the blazing sun, it's especially important that your cooling system is working optimally. This will reduce the risk of overheating, which could cause major engine trouble. Coolant usually needs to be exchanged at 30,000 miles, though you can refer to your owner's manual to see your vehicle's exact requirement.

Auto Maintenance in Kansas City, MO

If you need auto maintenance before your journey, contact Howard Automotive at (816) 439-7527. We can complete any type of repair or maintenance that your car needs before you head out. Feel free to give us a call today to schedule an appointment!


Howard Automotive Blog
Posted: July 12, 2021

Written and Published By MORBiZ