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Auto Shop Advice: Preparing Your Car for a Long Trip

April 27, 2017

Auto Shop Tips: Get Your Car Road Trip Ready

 

Road trips can be fun for you, but they can be a little rough on your car. Before you take a road trip you should make sure your car is prepared for the journey. Don’t be caught unaware with a breakdown during your road trip. Come to the auto shop at Terry’s Auto Service & Towing for a tune up and whatever else you may need. Read on for some of the most important things you should check before a long haul.

 

Check Your Oil

 

This is definitely near the top of the list for the most important things you should do before your trip. Trying to run your car for long distances with dirty oil will be very bad for your engine. Check your oil before leaving. If it seems like it could use a change, come to our auto shop and let us take care of it for you. Consider getting a higher quality synthetic oil, as it will help your car run longer without needing another change.

 

Check Your Fluids

 

You have other fluids to consider as well. Coolant, power steering, transmission, brake, and even windshield wiper fluid should all be topped off. When you come to Terry’s Auto Service & Towing we can top off your fluids for you during your tune-up.

 

Check Your Tires and Tire Rotation

 

Getting a flat tire on the way to your destination is a good way to really slow you down and cause an unwanted detour. You won’t be able to make the rest of the trip on your spare, so you’ll have to go find a nearby tire shop to get a new one. You can prevent this unfortunate situation by making sure your tires are ready to go. Make sure they’re fully inflated, the tread is new enough, and make sure they’re aligned. Terry’s auto shop can take care of all of these details for you.

 

Battery

 

If your battery is a little older, you’ll want to make sure everything is running properly still. You don’t want to be on the road with a car that won’t start. Let the technicians at our auto shop make sure your battery is ready for the trip.

 

Come to the Auto Shop at Terry’s Auto Service & Towing

 

Contact Terry’s Auto Service & Towing today to schedule a maintenance tune-up at our auto shop. We can give your car a thorough inspection and make sure it’s ready for your road trip. We also offer towing and roadside assistance services. Contact us today or view our website for more information.

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