Auto Maintenance to Get Ready for a Road Trip

Auto Maintenance to Get Ready for a Road Trip


Summer is officially here, marking the start of peak road trip season. And with the country fully reopening, droves of Americans are looking forward to visiting the country's great attractions. Before you pack your bags, you'll want to make sure your vehicle is ready for your adventure. At Integrity Auto Care, our local mechanics can complete any type of maintenance that you need to prepare your vehicle for the open road.

Road Trip Auto Maintenance Tasks

When temperatures soar, it's important that your car can handle the heat. During AC service, we'll check all of your AC system's components and make sure they're working efficiently. With a properly functioning AC system, the whole family will stay in better spirits when the thermometer spikes. Cooling system service will also help your vehicle keep the heat in check. Typically, coolant is supposed to be exchanged every 30,000 miles, but you can check your owner's manual for your car's exact requirement. When your cooling system is working optimally, it's far less likely that your engine will suffer serious damage from overheating, such as a cracked block.

Certain safety measures should be completed before hitting the highway. During brake service, we'll inspect your braking system, replace worn-out pads, and lubricate relevant braking system parts. If we identify any major brake problems, we'll provide you with an accurate estimate for the repair costs. You should also check tire pressure before your departure. Tire pressure generally needs to be at a point between 30 and 35 psi. You can check your tires for their exact specification. When driving with proper tire pressure, there's much less risk of a blowout occurring. It's also important to drive with correctly inflated tires so that your vehicle gets better gas mileage during your trip. A cheap and quick safety task is to replace old wiper blades. When a summertime thunderstorm starts gushing rain over the interstate, you'll be thankful that your new wiper blades are providing you with a safe amount of visibility through your windshield.

Auto Maintenance in Belvidere, IL

If you need auto maintenance before your journey, contact Integrity Auto Care at (815) 566-8357. At our nearby auto shop, we can conduct any type of repair or maintenance that you need. Feel free to give us a call today to make an appointment!


Integrity Auto Care Belvidere Blog
Posted: June 30, 2021

Written and Published By MORBiZ