When you are getting ready for a winter road trip, there are several things to keep in mind. First you will want to make sure your vehicle has been in for regular maintenance. This will help ensure that everything is working properly for it. If you are not sure how often to bring it in, contact us. When you follow the schedule, the parts and components will work as you need them to. If you hear anything out of the norm, make sure you bring the vehicle in so we can inspect it for you.
Oil is Important
Check the oil and fluid levels. You do not want the vehicle to be low on any of them. If the oil is low, then the engine may seize up. This will result in expensive and extensive repairs for it. If the oil is low, often, there could be a leak in the system. You will also want to make sure that the oil is the proper color. If it is too light or too dark, there can be an issue with it.
Remember to check the air pressure in your tires. This can be easy to forget until there is an issue. In the winter the tires can lose air often. Sometimes a bead leak, stem valve leak, or even an issue with the rims can cause problems with air pressure. If you encounter this, make sure you schedule an appointment with us and we can inspect the tires. If there is an issue, we can recommend a course of action to take. The tread wear can also be inspected. Sometimes it may be best to have a tire rotation or tire alignment done for your vehicle. Having good tires will also help your safety on the roads this winter.