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5 Tips To Being Road Trip Ready

by: Auto Giant

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5 BEST TIPS GETTING READY FOR YOUR ROAD TRIP  
  1. Have you planned your road trip 
  2. Has the car been inspected or serviced 
  3. Tyre inflation inspect & Correct pressures 
  4. Air conditioning serviced 
  5. Fluid levels checked 
Have you planned your road trip yet 
 
Let’s Make your next road trip a safe one for your family 
 
 

Longer trips at higher speeds put much more strain on your vehicle, and problems that might not be evident around town can soon become an issue out on the freeway. Our checklist can help reduce the chances of those problems occurring.

 

    • If your car is close to requiring a service, book it in well before you plan to go. This will leave time to source parts and make the repairs.
    • If it’s between services, look under the bonnet and check your oil, water and brake fluid. The owner’s handbook will show you how.
    • If you have been topping up the fluids regularly (especially coolant) when most of your driving is around town, now is the time to get it checked.
    • Check tyre pressure manufacture specifications We are happy to advise you, as well.
    • Inflate the tyres to the maximum loaded recommendation if you’re going to carry a full complement of passengers and luggage.
    • Check your spare tyre and make sure that the tyre-changing kit is still in place and the spare is inflated
    • Check the tyre’s tread depth and if they are close to the wear limiters consider replacements. Some tyre sizes are harder to find in country areas and you don’t want to be stuck waiting for a replacement.
    • Clean that windscreen – it’s important if you are going to be driving at night. Add some screen cleaner when you top up your washer bottle.
    • Check your lights for operation

At Auto Giant when your car is serviced by our experienced team, they pride themselves on delivering uncompromising quality and services.