Summer is here and for many people that means going on a road trip. Whether it’s an escape to the beach, crossing another National Park off the bucket list, or visiting far-flung family, none of it’s possible without a reliable vehicle. Here are three things to think about before pulling out of the driveway.
Time for a tune-up
To check for any potential problems and make sure your Honda, BMW, Acura, or Mini is ready for the road ahead, have a trusted mechanic perform a tune-up. At Independent Auto Care, the tune-up checklist includes an oil change, tire rotation, and fluid checks among others. These ensure that your car runs smoothly, and any potential problems can be fixed by the Honda, BMW, Acura, and Mini repair experts before your trip.
There’s a lot riding on your tires
Having tires correctly inflated tires is essential to fuel economy and safety in the summer months. Under-inflated tires decrease fuel economy and run the risk of blowing out in hot temperatures. It’s important to check tire pressure when tires are cool and inflate to the pressure recommended for the vehicle.
A car with a properly functioning AC is an oasis in the summer heat. If you notice that your AC is not performing at its best, it may need repairs.
With these tips and a little help from the Honda, Acura, BMW and Mini experts at Independent Auto Care, your road trip is sure to be safe, hassle-free, and memorable.