Important Types of Auto Maintenance Before Going On a Road Trip

Important Types of Auto Maintenance Before Going On a Road Trip

As the country's major attractions fully reopen to visitors, this summer will be one of the busiest road trip seasons in recent memory. Before you hit the open road, you'll want to make sure your car is prepared for the journey. At Powerhouse Auto Repair, our local mechanics are experts at completing any maintenance that is needed to get your car ready for your trek.

Road Trip Auto Maintenance Tasks

At our nearby auto shop, we can complete maintenance tasks that will help to optimize safety. With brake service, the mechanic will inspect your braking system, change pads if needed, and thoroughly lubricate all relevant parts. If any major brake trouble is found, the mechanic will explain the issue and you'll be given an accurate repair estimate. A simple and affordable task to improve safety is wiper blade replacement. In the event that a summertime thunderstorm opens up over the highway, you'll be thankful that your new wiper blades are able to provide you with a safer field of vision. Another important safety task is to check tire pressure. Tire pressure typically needs to be at a level between 30 and 35 psi. You'll want to check the particular pressure guidelines for your tires and ensure that they're at that level prior to your departure. This is a task that we're also happy to do at the shop. With correct tire pressure, you'll significantly decrease the chances of a blowout occurring. And, as a perk, proper tire pressure helps to optimize fuel-efficiency.

When the thermometer soars, it's important that your car is prepared for the heat. During AC service, the mechanic will ensure that all AC system components are working efficiently. A properly functioning AC system will play a crucial role in keeping the family happy when the heat becomes sweltering. Another way that maintenance can help your car beat the heat is with cooling system service. Generally, coolant should be exchanged every 30,000 miles, though it's worth checking your owner's manual for your vehicle's specific mileage requirement. It's important that you stay current with cooling system maintenance so that you don't risk major engine damage occurring due to overheating, which is of particular concern when driving across long expanses of sun-scorched roads.

Getting Auto Maintenance in Tallahassee

If you need auto maintenance before your summertime adventure, contact Powerhouse Auto Repair at (850) 608-0420. Our nearby auto shop can get your car fully prepared for your journey. Feel free to give us a call today to make an appointment for any of your vehicle's repair or maintenance needs!

Powerhouse Auto Repair Blog
Posted: June 21, 2021

Written and Published By MORBiZ