Is Your Car Ready to Hit the Road This Spring?

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How Do You Get Your Car Ready to Travel?

Spring is slowly but surely making itself seen in our area. That means a lot of people are likely planning summer road trips. One of the most important parts of that planning process is making sure the vehicle you’ll be using is ready for the trip. So, how do you get your car ready to travel? The easiest thing to do is to bring it to the Davis Chevrolet Service Department for a check-up. However, there are some simple and effective things you can do at home if you would like. Let’s take a look at some critical information.

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Check All Fluids

Every internal combustion engine-powered vehicle basically runs on fluids. Fuel is an important fluid. Motor oil is a very important fluid. The vehicle’s brakes, transmission and power steering system all require fluids to work properly. Your first step is to make sure there are no leaks under the vehicle. Any leaking fluids are a bad sign and will likely require an appointment at Davis Chevrolet before your trip.

Battery Health

There aren’t many things that will bring a road trip to a stop faster than a dead car battery. If it’s been a while since you’ve had your car’s battery tested, be on the lookout for trouble signs like:

  • Trouble starting the engine
  • Dim dashboard lights
  • Headlights that aren’t quite as bright

A quick battery test can be completed in a few minutes and for free at the Davis Chevrolet Service Department.

Check Your Tires

Regularly checking tire pressure is something we all should be doing, but it’s even more important before and during a road trip. Underinflated tires can cause increased tire wear and reduced fuel economy. Overinflated tires can cause handling problems and also increase tear wear.

Wiper Blades/Washer Fluid

A fresh set of seasonally appropriate windshield wipers is key not only for safe driving but also for enjoying the sights of the area you’re exploring. Warmer months require a different kind of wiper blades than winter months. 

If you would like our team of experts to take a close look at your car, truck or SUV before you hit the road this season, make an appointment with the Davis Chevrolet Service Department today.