What Are the Things You Need To Do To Prepare For A Summer Road Trip?

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Road Trip Preparation Checklist 

Summer activates the spirit of exploration within us, compelling us to plan exciting road trips with our friends and family. If you’re a spirited driver who can’t wait to hit the road this summer, this blog is for you. The experts at S&B Keswick Motors, with their extensive knowledge and experience, have prepared a comprehensive checklist of everything you need to do before your road trip to ensure your car is in optimal condition. We’ve also included all the essentials you may need on your journey, providing a stress-free time on the road and leaving you to focus on creating special memories with your crew. 

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Things To Do Before Going a Road Trip

Before booking tickets for your stay, checking all the reviews of the restaurants that may come your way and planning your perfect picture under that beautiful welcome sign, you must ensure your car is ready for a road trip. To get your car summer-road-trip-ready, you must get the following services (not limited to):

  • Oil change 
  • Tire rotation 
  • Tire pressure
  • Transmission fluid check 
  • Engine inspection 
  • Brake fluid check 
  • Cabin filter replacement 
  • Fluid top-up, especially coolant, to beat the heat
  • Change air filter 
  • Battery check
  • Check for a spare tire 
  • Check the lighting system (headlights, taillights, DRLs etc.) 
  • Check the horn and fuses 

Things To Carry On A Road Trip

When you’re on a road trip, you never know what you might need. That’s why it’s important to be prepared for anything. Here are some essential items that you should always have with you on a road trip to keep you well-equipped and safe on your journey:

  • Necessary cables, including jumper cables, USB charging cables, auxiliary cables, phone charging cables, etc. 
  • Electric charger wire 
  • Toolbox 
  • An extra set of car belts
  • Tire iron and jack 
  • Towels to clean windshield, dust, spills etc.
  • Spare car key 
  • Sun protectors for the front windshield and side windows 
  • A funnel to add fluids to the car
  • Owner’s manual 
  • Garbage bags 
  • Snacks

Stop by S&B Keswick Motors for a detailed car service before going on a road trip. Our team of experts is ready to ensure your car is in top condition for your journey. If you have any questions, please visit us at 475 The Queensway South, Keswick, ON or call us at  844-966-0734, today! Remember, a well-maintained car is the key to a stress-free road trip.