Ear-busting rock music? Check. Your lucky shirt? Check. Cash and plastic? Check. Before you hit the road, you need to work through a checklist to make sure you don’t miss anything. Do the same thing for your car. After all, getting ready for that getaway trip means getting your car ready for the adventure too. Here are a few things you’ll need to have on your road trip checklist:
Assess the condition of the tires. Does the thread show signs of excessive wear? When you drive, does the car keep lurching to one side? If there are problems with your car’s alignment, it could be uneven tire wear. Check to make sure the tire pressure is just right. If you think your tires are at risk of a blowout, replace them now.
Your brake system is one of the most important parts of your car so make sure everything’s in order. Is your brake fluid low? Top it up. Have spongy pedals? Get your brake pads replaced before your trip.
Don’t forget to check your lights. Test everything, from your headlights, brake lights and turn signals. Anything that doesn’t work or could compromise your safety on the road—from burned-out bulbs to hazy headlight covers—need to be replaced.
It’s ideal to have your wipers replaced every six months. If you haven’t done that, do so now before you go on your trip.
Lastly, if you’ve got a cracked windshield, don’t set out on your trip without having that fixed. Dismissing the damage and thinking it’s small enough not to need any repairs might turn out to be a bad decision.
Dirt and road debris can get into those cracks and chips, widening them until they turn into a bigger problem. They’re also air leaks, letting the cold or warmth out, forcing you to set your temp settings work double-time. They’re also a security risk since cracked windows can give thieves easy access to your car.
So if you want to make sure your trip goes fine and that you and your passengers are safe on the road, don’t forget to run through your checklist. Make sure you fix everything that needs to be fixed, from your brakes to your windshield.
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