Before you leave on a holiday road trip, be sure you have the Wichita auto care specialists at Tracy’s Automotive perform preventive maintenance to make sure your car is ready.
With less than two weeks to go before Christmas, you’ve gotten into full holiday mode – shopping for gifts, going to see the Nutcracker and other seasonal traditions, and getting ready for that road trip. For some, the road trip is a way to visit family and friends during the holiday season. For others, it’s a way to take a couple of days to get out of the holiday frenzy.
But, whatever your reason for hitting the road may be, all travelers who are making the trek by car should have one thing in common – a short trip to see an auto care pro for some preventive maintenance to make sure your car is ready for travel.
“Your vehicle will be where you spend the bulk of your time during your journey, so make sure all its functions are fine-tuned and operating at maximum performance levels,” consumerreports.org says.
Consumerreports.org suggests your pre-trip checkup should include a look at fluid levels, hoses, belts, filters, cooling system, wipers, tires, brakes and lights.
You should also check to make sure your tire tools are ready just in case of a flat.
“If you don’t know how to change a tire, consider learning before the trip. You could pack an easier-to-use lug or torque wrench, as well as work gloves. A short wooden board (about a foot long) can be invaluable to stabilize a jack on soft dirt or mud,” consumerreports.org says. “Many newer cars don’t have spare tires, so familiarize yourself with your car’s ‘mobility kit.’ Know how to reach roadside assistance in case the tire can’t be easily replaced.”
If you’re looking for someone you can trust for preventive and other Wichita auto care and auto repair, look no further than the Wichita auto care and auto repair pros at Tracy’s Automotive.
Tracy’s passion for a better tire buying, auto care and auto repair experience drove us to develop the model of Tracy’s Automotive Tire Pros. Tracy’s has turned hard work and inspiration into a booming tire and auto repair provider. Now Tracy’s has three locations and serves customers all over Wichita and Goddard. Tracy’s is thrilled to be a part of your family’s trusted brands for all auto repair and tire needs.
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