No matter if you’re taking a road trip with your best friends or family, you have to admit it’s a popular way to travel. There’s just something about being surrounded by your favorite people, eating snacks, and playing car games that makes the long hours in a confined space actually enjoyable. Road tripping often offers a less expensive way to travel for vacation, and provides a fun bonding experience along the way. But, covering many miles in one trip can put stress on your vehicle and lead to a potentially dangerous situation. Every form of travel has its risks – luckily, you can minimize those for road tripping before you even pack the trunk.
Be Road Trip Ready
A road trip inspection is a standard diagnostic check to make sure nothing goes wrong while you’re on the open road. It’s a routine checkup that ensures your vehicle is in good working order. Car problems are always more expensive and stressful to fix in the middle of a road trip; this inspection catches any issues before they happen.
The first thing we’ll do is look at your travel plans. From speeding down the freeway to off-roading to crossing mountains, by knowing your path we’ll better understand the driving conditions you’re going to face. For example, if you plan on heading through snow-capped mountains, you may opt for tires with higher traction to prevent slipping off the road. If you’re headed to the Nevada desert during summer, you’ll be more comfortable if your A/C is working, and with dusty roads, a new air filter could protect your lungs. Because there are so many variables that factor into your road trip including distance, terrain, and whether you’re towing a trailer, your pre-trip inspection and service will be completely personalized to your needs.
It’s the Little Things
During a road trip inspection, we get down to the gritty details. You might know to replace your oil before long trips, but we’ll check things that you may not normally think of. From your brakes down to your wiper blades, here are a few things that a trip inspection will check, among others:
- Coolant system
- Suspension system & shocks
- Power steering
When you’re on the road it’s important for everything to run smoothly; it’s supposed to be a vacation, after all. That’s why the details matter, and that’s why we’ll sweat the small stuff.
Verify Your Vacation with Kennedy Transmission
You shouldn’t have to worry about the state of your car while road tripping. So, you can trust our expert auto technicians to make sure your trip goes as safely as possible. Find your nearest Kennedy Transmission service center for a road trip inspection that will give you peace of mind. The only thing you’ll have to be on the lookout for is a street sign that begins with “Q.”
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