Road trips are fun and exciting adventures, but they can also be pretty stressful. You have to worry about packing, driving in unfamiliar areas, and other drivers on the road. The last thing you want is for your car to break down, bringing unplanned expenses and being stranded away from home. Here are five road trip tips to avoid car trouble from the team at Miles Towing Service.
Check the Tires
A flat tire or blowout from wear on the tires is one of the more common issues that come up while traveling. Dealing with a tire change can be time-consuming and difficult for the inexperienced. Make sure your tires are in good shape and show no signs of damage.
Change the Oil
Unless you’ve just recently had an oil change, it’s a great idea to get it taken care of before you start driving. Oil is essential to the performance of your vehicle and can cause serious issues that lead to an emergency tow if not properly tended to.
Top Off Fluids
Other than the oil, make sure the rest of your vehicle’s fluids are at appropriate levels. Check your washer fluid, coolant, steering fluid, transmission fluid, and brake fluid.
Inspect the Battery
Another common cause of a breakdown is a dead battery. And this one is so easy to avoid. Many auto part dealers will check your battery for free and help you replace it if necessary.
Examine the Brakes
Your brakes are essential for safety on the road. Brake failure can lead to a serious accident and potential injuries. New brake pads are much more affordable to replace than major repairs to your vehicle.
Mistakes and accidents can still occur at any time. If you find yourself in a tricky situation on the streets of Philadelphia, Miles Towing Service is ready to help. Contact us today at (215) 783-6919 for assistance.