Tips to Make Sure Your Car is Ready for that Holida Road Trip

Are you traveling for the holiday season? If so, then you’ll be joining the millions of other people in the country who will be packing up the family and heading out near or far. For many families, these road trips are just as much of a beloved tradition as the destination, and can often be just as memorable. But, all of that goes out the window if you’re driving a car that’s not ready for the journey. We don’t want you to spend the holidays on the side of the road, so we are offering some tips to help ensure everything goes well: 

 

1. Clean and Vacuum Your Car 
It might seem simple or obvious, but trust us, you don’t want to drive for hours in a dirty car. Trash piles up quickly – those with children know that all too well. So, before you drive out with your whole family in tact, bring your car to a place where you can vacuum and clean the inside of your vehicle. A nice deep cleaning will make the whole trip much more enjoyable for everybody involved. 

2. Double Check the Tread and Air in Your Tires
No matter how clean the inside of your car is, you won’t make it very far without a good set of tires. So, before you set off, you need to double check that all four tires are in good shape. The first thing you should do is check your tire pressure, which you can do from a simple gauge. If the psi is under the recommended amount stated in your manual, fill up your tire ASAP. At the same time, make sure not to over-inflate the tire, which can be just as dangerous driving on a low-pressure wheel. You can also check the tread on your tire and make sure nothing has worn off. 

3. Oil Change and Inspection 
There are some things that are best for an expert to do. That’s why it’s a good idea to bring your car in to a place you trust for an oil change and basic inspection. Many times, these mechanics will catch things you can’t and will help you avoid potential disasters on your trip. If you’re looking for a place to bring your car, Nalley Nissan of Cumming offers expert service at a great cost. Check out our current specials and schedule your appointment today. 


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