No matter if you’re taking a road trip across the state or around the country, there’s just something about being surrounded by your favorite people, eating snacks, and playing car games that’s irreplaceable.
Additionally, road tripping often offers a less expensive way to travel for vacation. However, 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–minimize the ones for road tripping before you even pack the trunk.
Before Your Trip, Be Prepared
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. Whether you’re driving down the freeway or off-roading through the mountains, we can help you prepare your car for the conditions you’ll face. Heading somewhere snowy? You may opt for tires with higher traction to prevent slipping off the road.
If you’re headed to the Nevada desert during the summer, you’ll be more comfortable if your A/C is working. Plus with dusty roads, a new air filter could protect your lungs. Once our team knows certain factors, such as distance, terrain, and whether you’re towing a trailer, your pre-trip inspection and service will be completely personalized to your needs.
Every Detail Counts
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 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 we pay attention to the smallest details when inspecting your vehicle.
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. We’ll have you in and out and on the way to your next adventure!