If you’re one of the millions who plan to hit the road this weekend, make sure your car is ready for the trip. Tracy’s Automotive can help you with that!
AAA is predicting that millions of people plan to travel this Memorial Day weekend.
“AAA Travel expects a significant rebound in the number of Americans planning to travel this Memorial Day holiday weekend. From May 27 through May 31, more than 37 million people are expected to travel 50 miles or more from home, an increase of 60 percent from last year when only 23 million traveled, the lowest on record since AAA began recording in 2000,” the auto club says.
It adds, “The expected strong increase in demand from last year’s holiday, which fell during the early phase of the pandemic, still represents 13 percent—or nearly 6 million—fewer travelers than in 2019. AAA urges those who choose to travel this year to exercise caution and take measures to protect themselves and others as the pandemic continues.
“”As more people get the COVID-19 vaccine and consumer confidence grows, Americans are demonstrating a strong desire to travel this Memorial Day,’ said Paula Twidale, senior vice president, AAA Travel. ‘This pent-up demand will result in a significant increase in Memorial Day travel, which is a strong indicator for summer, though we must all remember to continue taking important safety precautions.'”
If you’re one of those drivers who intends to hit the road for Memorial Day, or for any other holiday or getaway, the last thing you want is to run into difficulties. Difficulties like car troubles.
“It’s road trip time,” Popular Mechanics says. “However, all of your best planning will be for naught if you can’t depend on your car. A breakdown on your daily commute is one thing, but what if your car leaves you stranded miles outside the middle of nowhere? Car care is necessary year-round, but especially before a road trip, so complete … basic maintenance tasks before becoming a horror movie cliché.”
Among those tasks, according to Popular Mechanics: Check your oil and change it if needed. Check other fluids and top them off if they’re low. Those include radiator, brake, power steering, transmission and windshield fluids.
Also look at your tires to make sure they’re in good shape and are at the correct pressure. If they haven’t been aligned or rotated in a while, then do so.
Don’t forget to check your brakes, brake pads, hoses and belts, filters and light bulbs.
If all is okay, then you’re good to go. If not, then you should have a trusted Wichita auto repair technician make repairs before you get on the road.
If you don’t have a regular Wichita auto repair technician, you should get to know the car care gurus at Tracy’s Automotive.
Tracy’s Automotive is here to help you. If you don’t have time or feel you can take your car to the shop, Tracy’s Automotive will pick it up at your home or work. Then, after your car is serviced or repaired, Tracy’s Automotive will bring it back to you thoroughly cleaned.
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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