As many of us hit the roads for one last weekend of summer fun, Pat Goss provides a checklist to make sure your car gets you to the beach or mountains. Getting home…well, that depends on if you want to go back to work or not.
__ Tire wear
__ Exhaust system
__ Fluid leaks
__ Adjust tire pressure (and spare)
__ Windshield wipers
__ Safety equipment
Alright, getting your car ready for a road trip during the hot weather, or anytime for that matter, means it should go into the shop. And it should be raised in the air. That gets it up where you can see things that normally can’t be seen when it’s on the ground.
You’re going to look at:
- Tire wear … on the inside
- Exhaust system
- Fluid leaks and various things that may be coming loose or showing times of wear
- Adjust tire pressure, including the spare
- Top everything off
- Make sure the wipers, lights, and safety equipment are functioning properly and you have minimized the possibility of problems on the road.
And you have minimized the possibility of problems on the road.