What Vehicle Maintenance Should I Do Before Going on a Road Trip?

June 23rd, 2017 by

Vehicle Maintenance

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Whether you’re heading out on a summer adventure or traveling for the holidays, a road trip is always a fun time. You might be simply driving from Brandon to Jackson or hitting the open road for a cross-country drive. Either way, Bob Boyte Honda is here to help. Car troubles would put a serious damper on your adventure, so before you head out from Madison, schedule a visit to our service center for pre-road trip vehicle maintenance. We’ll make sure your Honda car, truck, crossover, or SUV is in proper working order.

Road Trip Vehicle Maintenance

Ensure your road trip is a success from start to finish with this road trip checklist for vehicle maintenance services.

Tire Inspection: Flat tires are never fun to deal with. Avoid getting stuck on the side of the road by inspecting your tires beforehand. Over time, the tread on your tires gets worn down, and it can affect the tire pressure. And because your tires are constantly in contact with the road, wear and tear is bound to happen. Before taking a long drive, be sure your tires are properly inflated and find out if any need to be replaced.

Brakes: Properly working brakes are imperative, but that goes without saying. Like your tires, your brake pads also experience wear and tear. If you’re hearing a screeching or grinding noise when you press the brake pedal, be sure to get that checked out before hitting the road.

Battery: You won’t get anywhere fast with a dead battery. If your current car battery is more than a few years old, you’ll want to make sure it’s still functioning properly to avoid getting stranded in the middle of nowhere. It’s important that there’s no corrosion and that it’s still got plenty of juice to keep your car running.

Oil Change: You know that oil is important for your engine to run smoothly because it lubricates the moving parts and prevents friction. You should be getting your oil changed every 3,000 to 5,000 on average, depending on your vehicle. If you haven’t gotten an oil change in a while, be sure to schedule one before your road trip.

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Take Care of Pre-Road Trip Vehicle Maintenance at the Bob Boyte Service Honda Center

Now that you know what pre-road trip vehicle maintenance your car needs, schedule an appointment at the Bob Boyte Service Center. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will ensure that your car, truck, or SUV is running smoothly and that everything is working properly so you can begin your adventure worry free. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.

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