Summer is here and that means it’s time to take a road trip with family or friends. And before you hit the open highway, you’ll want to ensure that your car is in tip top shape, and that it is able to get you to your destination and back safely. The last thing you want is to be stranded in a remote location or foreign town because your car has broken down. Taking time to perform some simple, routine maintenance on your car before embarking on a road trip this summer will provide you with peace of mind and save you money on repair bills. Here are 10 car maintenance tips that everyone should undertake before going on a summer road trip.
10. Test The Car Battery
This might sound like a “no brainer,” but most of us take our car battery for granted and never give it much thought until the battery dies and leaves us stranded in the middle of nowhere. Do yourself a favour and get the battery tested before you hit the open road this summer. Know exactly how much juice you have left in the battery before you leave home. It’s not that a car battery is overly expensive to replace should it die on you. It’s that you don’t want to have your car shut down on the side of a highway or when you are miles from the nearest service station. After all, who wants to pay for a tow truck? Knowing that your car battery is amped up and at acceptable power will allow you to travel safely and without worry this summer. It’s a small thing to check but could have big consequences if neglected.