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Top 3 Things to Check Before Going for a Road Trip

If you're planning a road trip or deciding to take a last-minute getaway, it is essential to make sure your vehicle is fit to handle the open road. The last thing you want to do is to hit a road bump and be stuck on the side of the road. Before you load your vehicle and get off your lot, please make sure you check the following items off on your vehicle:

  1. Check All Your Essential Fluids - Before any road adventure, make sure your vehicle's fluids are full and clean (free of contaminants). Your car's essential fluids include coolant/antifreeze, engine oil, power steering fluid, brake fluid, transmission fluid, and windshield wiper solvent.
  2. Inspect Hoses and Belts - Set aside a couple of minutes to check your belt because it could save you from a complete breakdown. This will ensure your vehicle's belts don't snap or crack along the way, harming its other systems. You can count on the mechanics at Crompton's Auto Care to check your belts and hoses if you need assistance. 
  3. Monitor Your Tires - Your tires should always be properly inflated to the manufacturer's recommended psi. Be sure to pack a tire pressure gauge along for the ride, just in case you need to check again. If you notice uneven wear on your tires, our technician can help you figure out the problem that is causing it.

These pre-trip inspection checks will help you stay safe on the road, and the best part is that they should take less than 15 minutes. If you need help with a thorough pre-trip inspection, we welcome you to bring your car to Crompton's Auto Care.

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