6 Maintenance Tasks Before Going on a Roadtrip


Summer is upon us and the time is ripe for packing the bags and hitting the open road. Before doing so, you'll want to be sure that your vehicle is up for the task so that you don't end up stranded or with costly repairs that may have been avoidable. Some of these tasks you might be able to take care of yourself, but most of them are better left to a mechanic. Here's a look at six types of maintenance that should be performed before a roadtrip.

Brake Service in Spokane

When you get out onto those country roads, there's always the possibility of a deer springing out onto the highway. In the event that that does happen, you need to be able to trust your brakes to work with perfection.

Air Conditioning & Cooling System Service

When the sun turns scorching, you want to be sure that both you and your engine are able to keep cool.

Oil Check/Change

If you're going to be driving for hundreds of miles at a time, it's a good idea to first get into the shop to make sure that your vehicle is---and will continue to be---running on the right amount of clean oil.

Check/Change Transmission Fluid

While oil might be the most familiar fluid that needs checking, this is an important one too. And it's certainly easier to let the folks at the auto shop change it out.

Check/Change Hoses

Hoses are constantly being exposed to extremely high temperatures, which can make them prone to hardening and cracking.

Check Tire Tread/Pressure

If you're in for a basic tune-up, a mechanic can quickly determine if you need new tires. And as for your vehicle's optimal tire pressure, you can consult your owner's manual.

If you're planning a roadtrip and are in need of auto maintenance beforehand, be sure to get in touch with a reputable mechanic. For auto maintenance in Spokane and Airway Heights, the experts to contact are at Inland Sales & Service at 509-202-4025. Go ahead and give Inland Sales & Service a call today for all of your repair and maintenance needs!

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Written By Brian Corey

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