Prestizia Insurance Blog
If you’re planning to go on a long road trip, not only will you have to prepare yourself, but also your vehicle to ensure a smooth journey. You wouldn’t want your car to break down because unlike when you’re using your car to work and do daily activities, road trips might leave you stranded in the middle of nowhere. Here are a few things you need to check to ensure your vehicle is at its peak performance before hitting the road.
Engine oil lubricates components in the engine so they can operate without friction. Make sure to check the engine oil in your car to see whether you have to replace it by looking at the car mileage or the color of the oil.
Inspect your tires
Make sure the treads in your tires are still deep enough to ensure the safety or the passengers on the road. Replace your tires if the treads are less than 2.5 mm deep.
Having the right air pressure for your tires will ensure that you have the best fuel efficiency while maintaining comfort. You can find the manufacturer’s recommended tire pressure on a sticker in the door jam or in the owner’s manual. Make sure to also check the air pressure for your spare tire.
An air filter prevents debris, dirt, and contaminants from entering the engine. If your air filter is too dirty, it might not give the combustion chambers enough air, causing lower fuel efficiency.
Check the radiator fluid, brake fluid, power-steering fluid, transmission fluid, and even windshield fluid to avoid car problems in the middle of the road. Having these fluids checked might even save you from a horrible accident.
Emergency kit availability
Prepare an updated map, a spare tire, emergency tools, reflective triangle, and first aid kit to ready yourself for the worst-case scenarios.
Lights and signals
All the lights and signals should be working to avoid unfortunate accidents during the trip. You can also prepare extra bulbs to have the lights replaced if it dies during the trip.
Make sure your car is clean before the trip, especially for the windows and mirrors for better visibility when driving.
After taking all the necessary steps to prepare your car, it’s best to add a layer of protection for your car and its passengers with an insurance policy. We’ll help you get all the required coverage to ease your worries during the trip. At Prestizia Insurance Group, we aim to provide comprehensive insurance policies that makes your life easier. You can get more information about our products and services by calling our agency at (855) 436-6353. Get your free quote today by CLICKING HERE.