Pretty soon, many of us will be packing up our cars to visit family that we may not have seen for a while. If you are hitting the road this Thanksgiving, know that the team at Admiral Tire and Auto of Edgewater is looking out for your safety. To curb trouble on the road, here are six maintenance items you should check before heading out of town.
1. Fluids and Filters
Your vehicle has many important fluids including motor oil, coolant (antifreeze), windshield washer fluid, power steering, brake fluid, and transmission fluid. Make sure all these fluids are full and good enough to last you for the long run.
A brake check can make or “break” your road trip. Your brake fluid, rotors, pads, calipers, etc. need to be in good shape as they are the most important safety feature in your car. If you notice any unusual sounds with your brakes, hurry to our auto repair shop for service.
Our technicians can check your tire treads and pressure and locate any damage so that your tires don’t end up blowing out. If you want your tires to wear evenly, don’t forget to rotate your tires.
Car batteries tend to break down after several years. If your car battery is 3-5 years old or older, come by our auto service shop for battery testing. Otherwise, you can risk being stranded over the holidays. We will also check to make sure your battery is free of corrosion.
5. Steering and Suspension
Our team can check for loose steering components and worn shocks and struts so that you can have optimal control and handle on the road. These parts need to be in check to ensure your ride is smooth, comfortable, and most importantly, safe.
Let us keep you and your family safe over the holidays by bringing your car to Admiral Tire and Auto of Edgewater for service. Feel free to call or schedule your appointment online today!