Summer 2015 officially starts on June 21. In Kansas City that means we can count on sunshine (hopefully), barbecues, and vacations. Many people will pack up their cars and head out on the open road for the lake, camping, or even longer road trips to see all the wonders the world has to offer. The last thing you want is to be stranded on the side of the road or stuck at a car rental place with your summer plans ruined.
The Importance of a Pre-Trip Vehicle Checkup
Along with making sure you’ve turned the lights off, locked the doors, and packed plenty of underwear, bringing your car in for a pre-road trip checkup should be a top priority. Your vehicle passing the test can mean the difference between smooth sailing to your destination and back or disaster.
Better to Be Safe than Sorry
Your mom was right. It really is better to be safe than sorry, and a stitch in nine does save time. Some basic things to check on your car include:
- Check the filters and fluids.
- Check your air conditioning
- Check the windshield wipers.
- Check the brakes.
- Check your battery.
- Check the tires.
- Check your electronics.
- Pack your emergency kit.
- Enjoy the open road!
Choose a Qualified Expert to Check These Items off Your List
The ASE certified experts at AAMCO of Overland Park would be glad to give your car a thorough checkup before you head out on the road trip of your dreams. If any one or more of the above checklist items need maintenance, repair or attention, we’ve got you covered. If you want to head out on a road trip, but are unsure of where to go, click here for excellent Midwest road trip destinations.
Get ready for your next road trip adventure by getting a thorough car checkup. Call AAMCO Transmissions & Total Car Care in Overland Park at (913) 766-2350 today.