Summer Road Trip Check List

Summer Road Trip Check List

Taking time to ensure that your vehicle is properly functioning, can save you a lot of time and trouble on the road. Before heading off to any road trips, Magic Auto Center, is here to give you some useful tips and help you with your inspection. The following listed below is a good basic checklist to help prepare your vehicle for any adventures:

Check the Essentials. Check the oil after running the car for a few minutes. It should be at a sufficient level and appear clean on the stick. It’s recommend an oil change every 3,000 miles or 7,500 miles for synthetic oil.

Less is Better. Just clean out your car. The more you haul, the more fuel you burn.

Schedule for Service. We’ll leave it to your mechanic to tell you what needs to be done, but a quick tuneup before a long trip is a good idea — especially when it could improve your fuel economy by 4% to 12%.

Be Prepared. You should keep an emergency kit with some necessities in your car for emergencies. This should include jumper cables, an air compressor, tools and a first-aid kit.

Tires. Check out the tire-pressure gauge and your tires are inflated to the level recommended in your owner’s manual. Summer heat increases the pressure in tires, so test the pressure before driving far. Don’t forget to check your spare as well.

Brakes.Your car’s brakes work hard and the job they do is critical to your safety. That’s why it’s so important for you to be aware of how your brakes work, and to be alert for signs that your brakes need maintenance. No matter what your brake system needs, Magic Auto Center is here to help make sure your car is functioning. There should be a noticeable thickness of pad material between the backing plate and the rotor. If the pads need to be replaced, there are cleaner, higher performing pad compounds available. Take a look at “Brake Pad or Rotor Inspection & Replacement” to gain a better understanding if it’s time for new pads.

At Magic Auto we are willing to help ensure you a safe journey. We believe that the little time invested to prepare your vehicle, can save you a lot of time and trouble on the road.

Happy travels!