Road trips can be a fun yet memorable experience with the people whom you care most. But like a person, going for long trips can be a marathon for the car especially when you're talking really long trips that involve days or even months. No worries, this is why you're reading over here right?
These are the lists of things you should be checking before embarking on your trip:
#1 Engine Oil
Check on the car’s engine oil levels and the date that you need to get your engine oil change. If the date is near to your road trip, then you may need to change it now. This is because, a long journey of road trip can give more stress on your car.
#2. Car Fluids
Check various of the fluids’ level such as the oil, windscreen wash, coolant and brake fluids to ensure that they are all filled. This is a way to avoid some unnecessary breakdowns during your road trip and to prevent possible accidents also.
#3 Car Tires
As we all know, tires are essential in providing comfort as well as efficiency when the car is travelling along the journey. Therefore, ensure that all of the tires are filled with sufficient air pressure. But not to forget on putting a spare tire at the car just in case for necessary use.
#4 Car Battery
If the car battery has not been changed for a period, it is better to check whether it can function well. Make sure that the terminals are corrosion-free and the positive and negative leads are close tight.
#5 Car Lightbulbs
Guess what, even small things should be noticed before driving in order to make sure that your journey is smooth and safe. Lightbulbs are crucial when you're driving at night. Additionally, it can also help toindicate other road users to know where you are heading.
Last but not least, don’t forget to give your car a test rides before you begin the road trip journey!