Auto Maintenance before Going on a Summertime Road Trip

Auto Maintenance before Going on a Summertime Road Trip


As the summer sun shines over a reopening nation, it's all the more tempting to hit the open road and explore the country. Before heading out, it's important that your car can be trusted to navigate long stretches of sun-scorched highway. At Jerry's Auto Repair, our local mechanics can expertly conduct any type of maintenance that your car needs before you set out on your big adventure.

Important Types of Road Trip Auto Maintenance

It's smart to complete maintenance tasks that will help your car with successfully handling the heat. When you visit us for AC service, we'll check over all AC components and ensure that they're functioning efficiently. When the temperature soars, a healthy AC system will make a huge difference in keeping your family comfortable and in a positive mood. Another way to regulate the heat is with cooling system service. Coolant generally needs to be exchanged at 30,000 miles. When driving with the right amount of fresh coolant, it's much less likely that overheating will cause serious engine damage, such as a cracked block.

Prior to your departure, you'll also want to complete certain maintenance tasks that'll help with optimizing safety. During brake service, we'll inspect your braking system, install new pads if necessary, and lubricate parts that need it. If we discover any major brake trouble, we can expertly repair it, and would be happy to provide you an estimate in advance. Another safety task is to ensure that you're driving with the correct tire pressure, which generally needs to be somewhere between 30 and 35 psi. It's worth checking your tires for their exact pressure specification and then inflating your tires accordingly. With proper tire pressure, there's significantly less risk of a blowout putting you in a frightening situation. And to help ensure safe visibility through your windshield, it's a good idea to replace worn-out wiper blades. In the event that a summertime thunderstorm suddenly starts dumping rain over the highway, your new wiper blades will make it easier for you to safely see the road.

Auto Maintenance in Grandview, MO

If you need auto maintenance before your trip, contact Jerry's Auto Repair at (816) 722-2344. At our local auto shop, we can complete any repair or maintenance task that your vehicle needs before you hit the open road. Feel free to give us a call today to make an appointment!


Jerry's Auto Repair Blog
Posted: July 21, 2021

Written and Published By MORBiZ