Try This Pre-Trip Vehicle Check Before You Hit the Road
With millions of Americans taking road trips this spring and summer, the last thing you need is car trouble. A simple pre-trip vehicle inspection helps ensure a safe and stress-free journey, says the non-profit Car Care Council.
While it won’t solve a traffic jam, a quick vehicle inspection can help you avoid the hassle and unexpected cost of a breakdown away from home.
- Check all fluids, including engine oil, power steering and brake and transmission, as well as windshield washer solvent and antifreeze/coolant.
- Check the hoses and belts that can become cracked, brittle, frayed or show signs of excessive wear. These are critical to the proper functioning of the electrical system, air conditioning, power steering and the cooling system.
- Check the tires, including tire pressure and tread. Uneven wear indicates a need for wheel alignment. Tires should also be checked for bulges and bald spots.
- Check the wipers and lighting so that you can see and be seen. Check that all interior and exterior lighting is working properly and inspect and replace worn wiper blades so you can see clearly when driving during precipitation. Keep the reservoir filled with solvent.
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