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Tips For Preparing Your Car Before a Road Trip

If you are planning a road trip, there are a number of things to consider before you hit the road. Whether you are taking your car, RV, or trailer, you need to be sure your vehicle is as prepared as you are for your trip. Everything from checking your tires to getting an oil change can help you to avoid any difficulties during your road trip.

Check Under The Hood

Before you head out, take a look under your hood. You should be checking all of your vehicle’s fluids, including the oil, transmission and brake fluids. When was the last time you had an oil change? It is recommended that you get one every few thousand miles, so make sure your last one was recent enough before you get going. To some people, taking a look under the hood might be pretty confusing. If you open up the hood, and you are unsure what you are looking at, bring your vehicle to a trusted mechanic for a tune-up.

Check Your Tires, San Diego!

Do you take care of your tires? San Diego drivers should always be prepared for a flat by keeping a jack and iron in their trunk. Getting a flat can really put a damper on your road trip. A great way to avoid flats is to check your pressure before you get on the road.

Pack Efficiently

The amount of luggage you will have will obviously depend on the nature of the trip, but you should always pack smart for an easier ride. The more luggage you have in your car, the more weight you are adding, which can decrease your vehicle’s fuel economy.

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