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Gear Up For Your Road Trip07.15.2019 | Okan Sengullu

Summertime leads to the sun shining and people vacationing and we know there’s almost nothing better than a road trip. Conversely, if your car breaks down or has a failure during your summertime road trip, waiting for a car towing service can be tiresome and frustrating. Make sure your road trip is trouble-free this summer by consulting the mechanic in Lakeview to take care of some simple maintenance before you leave. Here are some road-tripping tips from our mechanic in Lakeview.

Maintenance tips and checks:

  • Change your oil, air filter, and spark plugs before you go on a long drive
  • Check the condition of your tires, including your spare
  • Be sure you have enough windshield wiper fluid and bring extra to refill on the road if needed
  • Check to make sure you have enough coolant, especially during the summer heat
  • Ensure your headlights and brake lights are working properly
  • Make sure your tire iron and jack are in the car in case you need to change a flat
  • General tips:

    • Begin your trip with a clean car on the inside and the outside
    • Avoid putting luggage on top of the car as it creates air friction and burns more gas
    • Keep a small garbage bag in your car for trash along the way
    • Keep small towels in your car for dirty windshields and random spills
    • Get a spare key for your vehicle and keep it somewhere safe
    • Don’t forget your sunglasses
    • Download your podcasts and music in case you lose service

    Stay safe and have fun on the roads this summer! If you are in need of maintenance before your trip or if you have any questions for us, don’t hesitate to contact Bucaro Brothers, your mechanic in Lakeview, today.

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