Auto service tips before going on a road trip!

Road trips are a fun and exciting way to explore multiple locations while en route to a final destination! The year is coming to an end and it could be the perfect opportunity to have fun with your family or friends while on a road trip. However, road trips put a lot of mileage on your car. It can lead to wear and tear. You can prevent these car issues by preparing before you hit the road. Our Orlando Toyota Service team wants to make sure you can enjoy every minute of your road trip without worrying about the car. That’s why we’ve gathered some auto service prep you can use before hitting the highway! 

Auto service tips to follow before leaving on your road trip! 

If you drive an auto serviced car on your trip you can be more adventurous during your road and take the road less traveled! You’ll feel safe behind the wheel of your car if you follow the recommend auto service tips from our Orlando Toyota technicians. Make sure to schedule an appointment at our Toyota Service Center in Orlando and double check the following: 

Tires 

You want to make sure your tires are ready to travel far! When you have your car in for auto service our Orlando Toyota techs can check the thread depth and pressure. Get your tires rotated and the wheel aligned for better stability and control when driving. While you’re on the road be on the lookout for bulges and thread depth. The last thing you want is a flat tire. 

Brakes 

You’ll probably be driving through unfamiliar roads and highways. Be cautious while driving and use your defensive driving skills. Have your brake functions inspected to ensure its working properly and that it’s responsive. Our Toyota Service Department in Orlando can check if your brake pads are worn out and if it’ll need to be replaced. 

Auto service prep for road trip success! 

Oil 

Oil is what keeps your car from running smoothly and efficiently. When your car gets a fresh oil change the oil is thin and a honey color. Overtime it becomes contaminated and becomes sticky. This makes the engine work harder that it needs to. Get your auto serviced before your trip to ensure efficiency and no unwanted problems while on the road. 

Battery 

Test the battery charge! Without a working battery you won’t get anything in the car to work. Our Toyota technicians in Orlando can test and charge it. If you’re having battery trouble you should consider getting a new one. You don’t want to have battery trouble on your trip and have to stop for a new one. 

Once you have your car ready and in top-notch condition get ready to hit the road. We recommend packing lightly and with needed items. Check your car’s weight capacity and stay below it. Having a heavy car will affect the fuel efficiency. Also pack an emergency kit with needed medication, emergency tools, food and water. Just in case you get stuck on the road. 

If you’d like to schedule an appointment at our Toyota Service Center in Orlando before your road trip give us a call at (866) 454-1614. 

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