Tracy’s Automotive can help you if you’re hitting the road on Labor Day weekend.
It’s hard to believe but Labor Day – that last holiday of summer – is just a bit more than two weeks away. If you’re sticking around Wichita, you might already be searching for fun and different things to do like gist hunting at the Cowtown Museum. Or, you might be like thousands of others who are getting ready to take one final road trip to end the summer.
Whether you’re hanging around Wichita or going elsewhere, you don’t want to spend your time nursing a sick car. That’s why it makes sense to make sure your car gets a pre-roadtrip (or pre-long weekend) checkup before things close down.
“Taking steps to help ensure your vehicle is in good condition prior to a road trip may help you avoid spending your vacation in a repair shop,” insurance company Allstate recommends. “Remember, if you’re uncomfortable inspecting your vehicle or aren’t sure if something is wrong, consult a professional for help.”
Allstate suggests you check (or have checked) these car systems:
- belts and hoses
- top off fluids
- replace filters
- make sure your lights and electrical systems are working
- check your brakes
- inspect your tires (including your spare, if you have one)
Allstate adds this tire advice: “Tire inflation may affect your car’s fuel economy. Check the tire pressure before departing for your trip, preferably while the tires are cold.… While you’re at it, you may want to check on the condition of the tire tread by using the penny method…. Insert a penny upside down between the treads on each tire — if you can see the top of Abraham Lincoln’s head on the penny, it may be time for a tire replacement. If you notice uneven wear on all of the tires, that may mean it’s time for a tire rotation or alignment before your trip. Your local mechanic or tire retailer should be able to help with an inspection and recommend corrective action, if needed.”
If you don’t have a trusted Wichita auto care specialist you can consult, then it’s time to get to know the auto care techs 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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