School is almost out. The warmer weather is on the way. And that can only mean a summer road trip is just around the corner. Road trips can be a lot of fun. Screaming kids in the back seats, snacks spilled all over the floor, and miles and miles of nothing to look at. OK. All kidding aside, summer road trips can really be a ton of fun. But there’s nothing fun about having car problems when you’re traveling.
Avoid a Costly Breakdown
Nobody wants to break down on the side of the road in the middle of nowhere. Nothing can ruin a summer road trip like car troubles. And getting your vehicle fixed on a road trip is always very costly. Of course, you can’t control everything and sometimes car problems happen when you least expect them. But you can prepare your vehicle for a road trip before you leave. Making sure your vehicle is running properly will go a long ways in helping you enjoy your trip. It will also ensure that you get where you’re going, and back home again, safely.
Get a Tune-Up
So what should you do to get ready for a summer road trip? One of the easiest ways to ensure your car, truck, crossover, or SUV is ready for summer travel is by taking it to a Vancouver auto repair shop before you go. You can get a simple tune-up to check all the major parts and make sure you don’t need any major repairs. When you bring your vehicle to Hoesly Automotive for a tune-up we’ll make sure everything is running right. We’ll get you out on the open road with confidence, knowing your vehicle is safe and reliable.
What to Check Before a Road Trip
We’ll check your oil, your air filter, your spark plugs and your tires. We’ll check all your fluids, your battery, and your brakes. We’ll make sure your vehicle is ready to tackle anything. If you’re into doing it yourself, make sure you check all of these things. But there are other important inspections and services you should do as well. For example, you should change your oil if it’s dirty or low.
If your air filter is dirty change it too. Make sure your spare tire is good and you have a jack, and a lug nut wrench in the car. Change your wipers if they are old and make sure all your lights are working. It’s a good idea to flush you radiator, as well. Inspect your belts and hoses, and check your shocks. The list is long, but taking the time to inspect all of these things is worth it. It’s much better to find a problem before you get on the road, than to have your car break down when you’re driving in the middle of nowhere.
Leave it to the Experts at Hoesly Automotive
Getting ready for a road trip can take some time. That’s why it’s a good idea to bring your vehicle into Hoesly Automotive and let our experienced technicians do the work for you. Our trained techs know what to look for so nothing will be missed. If you have any lurking problems, they’ll find it. And that means you can get it fixed or replaced before you go.
Contact Us Today
So call us today at Hoesly Automotive at 360-558-3747 to schedule your next service and get your vehicle ready for summer travel. You can also make your appointment online by clicking here. Don’t head out on the open road until you come see us first.