Summer-TravelsDuring the summer, everyone is traveling and driving to fun, new places with their family. Vehicle safety is very important, and it is easy to get stuck on the side of the road with a broken down vehicle. Be sure to plan ahead and take your vehicle to your trusted Napa Autocare Center at least 1 to 2 weeks before you plan to take your trip. If a certain part needs to be replaced, this extra time will allow you to get the vehicle repaired without you having to rush or miss the date you’ve been planning to take the trip.

According to Accurso’s, it is important to have the fluid levels checked in your vehicle, as well as to have your auto mechanic look for leaks, especially coolant leaks. Other things that should be checked are: the steering and suspension in your vehicle, the brakes, rotors, and brake lines, the tires, as well as the battery. A thorough walk through of the vehicle should only take 30 minutes or so, but is well worth it if there is something that needs to be replaced. Ensuring the safety of the vehicle for longer trips is extremely important.

Jason, the owner of Accurso Automobile Repair in The Villages, FL, also stated that it is important to ask if the mechanic will check the spare tire in case of a blow out. He also recommended that you have a jack in your car, as well as the other tools required to change a flat tire. If you do not have roadside assistance, it is recommended to get AAA or to call your insurance company to see if they provide roadside assistance.

Finally, having your vehicle looked over doesn’t mean that something won’t happen along your journey, but it can help prevent your being stranded during your summer travels.