Quick check list before you start your road trip
First of all Check the Oil
The oil in your car is it’s life blood. If you’re planning a long trip, it’s best to just get an oil change before you leave. Keep in mind if you’re driving in the mountains or for very long distances, give the oil a quick check when you fill up at a gas stations.
Tire pressure is very important, since a well pressurized tire can also save money on fuel. You will find the correct tire pressures generally on the tires themselves, or their may be a stick on the driver’s side door that will tell you correct tire pressures. Check the tire/stem for leaks. A trip to the tire shop for a tire check up is always a great idea.
Check Spare Tire
Chances of a blowout are slim if your tires are well kept and have the proper amount of tread. But in the event of a flat tire, you’ll want to make sure that your spare tire is inflated and present in the car. If you have special rims and locking lug nuts make sure you have the key to the lug nuts. Typically they are located in your glove box. Know where your car jack is located.
Your battery might be new, but it’s good idea to bring alternate power in the event of a dead battery. It’s more common that you might think. Especially if you leave some type of electronic plugged in. It’s great to have a backup battery jump system in case you end up with a dead battery.
Extra Set of Keys
How many times have you realized, I just locked myself out. It can spoil a vacation in seconds, as you try and find someone to help. Avoid these situations by getting a spare key perhaps with a hide a key system.
You should consider to have your trusted mechanic do a complete saftey check. Not only will it ease your worries, it may even save your life and your love ones.