Maintenance to Prepare Your Car for a Road Trip

Maintenance to Prepare Your Car for a Road Trip


Summer has arrived, the nation is fully reopening, and the open road is calling our names. Before you jump on the interstate, you'll want to be sure that your car is ready to handle the long miles of driving in unrelenting heat. At Jimmy's Top Tech Auto, our local mechanics can expertly conduct auto maintenance that prepare your vehicle for your adventure.

Important Types of Road Trip Auto Maintenance

There are certain maintenance tasks meant to help your vehicle keep the heat in check. Cooling system service helps to minimize the risk of your engine overheating, which could cause serious damage such as a cracked block. Coolant generally needs to be exchanged at 30,000 miles, but you can consult your owner's manual to see your vehicle's exact guideline. Another maintenance task to beat the heat is AC service. When you come to our shop for AC service, we'll inspect all system components and make sure they're working optimally. A healthy AC system will be critical to keeping the family in a pleasant mood when the heat becomes sweltering.

Prior to departure, you'll also want to make sure that your car is ready to keep you safe. One important safety task is to get brake service, during which we'll check over all braking system parts, replace worn-out pads, and lubricate parts as necessary. If we discover any significant brake problems, we'll provide you with an estimate for the repair costs. Before hitting the road, it's a good idea to check your tire pressure, which is typically supposed to be at a level between 30 and 35 psi, and it's worth checking your tires for their precise specification. With proper tire pressure, you'll be at substantially less risk of a blowout. Another quick and easy maintenance task is to replace old wiper blades. In the event that a summertime thunderstorm suddenly starts pouring rain over the highway, your new wiper blades will do a much better job of providing you a safe level of visibility through your windshield.

Auto Maintenance in Austin, TX

If you need auto maintenance before your road trip, contact Jimmy's Top Tech Auto at (512) 768-2965. At our nearby auto shop, we can complete any type of repair or maintenance that you need before your big journey. Feel free to give us a call to schedule an appointment!


Jimmy's Top Tech Auto Blog
Posted: July 6, 2021

Written and Published By MORBiZ