Spring and summer are around the corner, which is always a great time for a good old family road trip! One of our priorities when planning for a road trip is safety. Having a safe trip with our family and friends is a big priority in order to enjoy and build memories. Unfortunate events may happen on the road, that may take time away from enjoying the trip. But we like to think ahead and prevent anything that is our responsibility. If anything else happens, we know we did our best. Here are a few things we keep in mind before hitting the road and how we can help you and your family stay safe on the road, call us today for a car check up!
Car Fluids and Engine Oil
Because the car will be used more than usual, we want to make sure our vehicle is in top condition. First on our list is making sure that all fluids are taking care of. Such as the windshield washer fluid, brake fluid, power steering, transmission, coolant and engine oil. We like to ensure that the engine oil is due for a change before taking action. Please take a look at your owners manual for specific information for your car. It’s crucial to make sure the fluids are taking care of, because it can make a significant difference for the quality of the road trip.
Belts and Hoses
The belts and hoses are an essential part of a vehicle running smoothly. It’s a good idea to make sure the belts aren’t loose and the hoses aren’t cracked. These car elements get worn out over. It’s essential to make sure their in good condition before hitting the road.
No surprise here, tires are one of the car elements that people commonly think about checking before a road trip. Low pressure tire causes additional friction which heats up the tires, also low pressure tires makes the vehicle waste fuel. Wasting fuel is never a good idea, but especially on a road trip!
Making sure the brake reservoir gets flushed is so important, especially if it wasn’t been flushed for two to three years. This step ensures the brake system is very effective and makes sure other expensive car parts aren’t going to brake.
When doing a car check up, we make sure the battery is in top condition. We’ve heard stories of being stranded only because of the car battery, especially if the battery of the car is a few years old. Call us today and find out how we can help you.
We have a few more steps to make sure the vehicle is in top condition before going on a road trip. We hope to hear from you and any questions you may have. We are experienced mechanics and we want you and your family to have a safe and enjoyable road trip!
The Centre for All Your Car Needs
Peter’s Auto is the centre for all your car needs with over 20 years of experience in repairing a variety of cars along with up to date mechanics and equipment. Our knowledgeable and helpful staff will take care of all your auto service and repair needs.
Our shop is located in Kitchener, ON. We proudly serve the following areas: Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge and Guelph.