Getting Your Vehicle Ready for a Road Trip

Getting Your Vehicle Ready for a Road Trip


Summer is here, the country is fully reopening, and the open road is calling. Before jumping in your car and heading for the interstate, you'll want to be sure that your vehicle can handle the days of grueling driving that lie ahead. At Cypress Tire & Car Care Center, our local mechanics can complete any maintenance tasks that your vehicle needs before departing on your grand adventure.

Important Types of Road Trip Auto Maintenance

There are certain maintenance tasks that will help to keep the heat in check. When you visit us for AC service, we'll make sure that all AC system parts are working efficiently. A healthy AC system will play a crucial role in ensuring that your whole family stays in a pleasant mood when the heat turns sweltering. Another way to regulate the heat is with cooling system service. Usually, coolant needs to be exchanged at intervals of 30,000 miles, but you can check your owner's manual for your car's exact requirements. When driving with the proper level of fresh coolant, it's much less likely that your engine will suffer significant damage from overheating, which is especially a concern when chugging across expansive stretches of sunbaked highways.

It's also important to complete maintenance tasks that will optimize safety. With brake service, the mechanic will check over your braking system, replace worn-out pads if necessary, and lubricate relevant parts. In the event that any serious brake problems are identified, you'll be provided with an explanation of the issue and an accurate estimate for the repairs. Before you embark, you'll also want to be sure you're driving with correct tire pressure. Typically, tire pressure should be at a level between 30 and 35 psi, and it's worth checking your tires for their precise pressure guideline. With proper tire pressure, there's less risk of a blowout. A quick and easy type of maintenance that will boost safety is wiper blade replacement. If a summertime thunderstorm starts pouring buckets of rain on the highway, you'll be thankful that your new wiper blades are permitting you adequate visibility through your windshield.

Auto Maintenance in Winter Haven, FL

If you need auto maintenance before your journey, contact Cypress Tire & Car Care Center at (863) 593-7621. At our nearby auto shop, we can conduct any repair or maintenance task that you need. Feel free to give us a call today to make an appointment!


Cypress Tire Co Inc Blog
Posted: June 30, 2021

Written and Published By MORBiZ