Traveling and Keeping your Vehicle Operating Properly

traveling

 

When traveling this holiday season, make sure that your vehicle is operating at top efficiency and performance. To help accomplish this, you will want to make sure to bring your vehicle in for regular maintenance and inspections. Doing so will help keep the vehicle operating, as it should be. If you are not sure of the recommended maintenance schedule, make sure to contact us. This way we can set up a schedule based on your vehicle and how often you drive.

Traveling and what to inspect

Before traveling on the road, there are several things that you should inspect. One of the most important things to check is each tire. You will want them properly inflated and have the proper tread wear. If the tread wear is low, you will notice poor handling for your vehicle when you drive on wet or slick roads. You can check this yourself by just taking a penny. Place the penny upside down in the groove of the tread. If you can see the top of Lincoln’s head, then the tread is too low. Make sure that you also check for any bulges or flat spots that the tire may have. If there is damage, you will want to have it fixed or replaced as soon as possible.

Brakes

Remember to check the brake system of your vehicle as well. If the brakes are less responsive, there is an issue you will need to address. Traveling on the roads this holiday season means there can be a wide variety of traffic. You will want to make sure that your brakes are working correctly. Also check the lights of your vehicle and the blinkers. Doing so will help to make sure others will see you when you are driving. If the blinkers do not work, then you have an increased chance of an accident occurring.