Car Care Council Recommends Pre-Trip Vehicle Checks
Assessing your car parts before heading out on the road should be a routine activity. There are so many cases of frustrated drivers and passengers being trapped in the middle of nowhere due to a flat tire, dead battery or leaking pipes. According to wtvm.com, the Car Care Council recommends that drivers run simple vehicle checks prior to family or business trips. It saves drivers the embarrassment and inconvenience. The Council stated that drivers can spend at least 10 minutes carefully examining their vehicles. Here are some of the tips the Council had to share.
The four wheels on your vehicle should also be in tip-top shape whenever you choose to travel. Check the tires for any holes. Sometimes the tires are a bit worn. Never hit the road with a worn tire, do a quick tire change and also carry a spear in the trunk.
From the engine oil to the gasoline tank, ensure that your vehicle has the recommended amount of fluids running through its pipes. Furthermore, stale engine oil should be replaced.
Take a few minutes to duck under the hood and carefully examine those pipes. You might be surprised to find a leaking belt or hose. It is best to find this out before you are miles away from home.
Ensure that all the lights on your vehicle are working especially if you plan to travel at night. Proper lighting helps the drivers to see where they are going and makes it easier for other motorists to detect your vehicle.
Check out Bill Jacobs Land Rover Service Center today for a professional vehicle inspection to keep you safe and headache-free on your next journey!