7 car tips before you take the Summer Vacation

7 car tips before you take the Summer Vacation

7 car tips before you take the Summer Vacation

If you are planning your Summer vacation and if it involves your car or truck, then here are 5 tips you should do before you take that Summer Vacation. At Paradise Auto and Truck Center in San Marcos, we service all makes and models of foreign and domestic cars and trucks and that includes diesel engines! So what should I do to my car or truck before I take that Summer road trip?

#1. Check all the fluid levels, including, getting an oil change and topping off all other fluids.

  • Engine oil
  • Transmission fluid
  • Gasoline
  • Antifreeze/coolant
  • Radiator coolant
  • Brake fluid
  • Windshield washer fluid
  • Power steering fluid

#2. Check the tires for proper tread and proper air pressure in the tires. I like to ride with a little extra tire pressure than recommended for better gas mileage.

#3. Check the wiper blades. During a road trip in the summer, it is common to encounter a late Summer’s afternoon storm.

#4. Check the hoses and Belts. Be sure that the belts and hoses are tight.

#5. Lights – it might seem like a trivial thing, but check all the lights & blinkers to ensure they are working properly.

#6. Brakes – You don’t want to be on a trip and have your brakes start squeeking, so get them checked out before you go on your trip.

#7. Battery – Again, a simple thing that usually works fine, but on long trips with the kids, cars now a days have multiple devices plugged into the car chargers, so check your battery charge before going on a long trip.

Try these 7 tips before you head out on your long summer vacation to ensure everything is working properly on your car or truck. Come into Paradise Auto and Truck Center in San Marcos and we will be happy to give your car the full once over treatment to ensure your summer vacation goes flawlessly! Located in San Marcos, Paradise Auto & Truck Center is a local family owned auto repair shop, Call today to schedule your appointment. 760-471-7871