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07/10/2017
The sun beating down means only one thing - it’s time for a road trip! However, without some simple planning, this bubbly sweet activity can quickly turn sour. This article has more on the matter. Whether it’s a quick day trip to the beach to get yourselves wet, you have packed the wagon with your family and are taking them on a week long trip to visit their extended relatives, or you’ve sent the kids to camp and you and your partner are taking a month off to explore the country, a road trip is a great way to do it.

How to Plan a Great Road Trip!

As enjoyable as a road trip is, however, it can quickly turn bad without some basic preparations. Willburner has the following tips to share to help ensure your road trip is a pleasant one.

Can Your Vehicle Handle It?

Just because you can run your local errands in your car doesn’t mean that it’s ready for a road trip. Before you leave, be sure to check each and every fluid level that your car has. Even ones that you didn’t know existed! Check your owner’s manual to find specific fluid levels to check in your vehicle, however, these common ones should be at the top of your list:
  • Engine Oil/Lubricant
  • Brake Fluid
  • Water/Engine Coolant
  • Transmission Fluid
  • Power Steering Fluid
  • Windscreen wiper fluid
Once you have topped up any of the levels that were low, be sure to pack the bottle with remaining fluid in your trunk in the event that you need them along the way. Of course, if you can see that any of your fluids have passed their usefulness, replace it instead of just a top-up. Click here to buy AMSOIL’s high-quality Signature Series 0W-20 Synthetic Motor Oil which has been designed to help your engine perform at its best. Visit the online store to see the full range of products available or speak with an expert at Willburner by calling (772) 770-3448.

Will Your Tires Get You There?

It can only take the smallest amount of tire damage to cause a tire blowout while you are driving on the freeway! For this reason, how good the tread on your tire is should be a priority safety concern. Look for the following:
  • Any places on your tire where the tread is flat
  • Chips or chunks taken from your tread or tire
  • All tires have the same and correct level of pressure
If any of your tires don’t look up to the task, don’t take the risk! Replace them before you drive! And be sure to check your spare tire while you are performing these tasks. When it comes to the pressure in your tires, this has two benefits. The primary benefit is that it gives you greater and easier control over your vehicle to have all tires at the same and correct levels. Secondly, the lower your tires, the more friction that occurs between your tires and the road. More friction means that your engine needs to work harder to keep your tires turning, which means using more fuel.

Safety Items

Any good road trip is a safe road trip. In fact, you likely chose the car you bought because of the safety features that it offers. However, these features are beneficial if they work. For this reason, look for the following:
  • Any frayed seatbelts
  • Any safety lights are illuminated
  • Any dash lights illuminated that you don’t understand
  • Your headlamps and indicator lights are functioning
If you notice problems with any of the above or any of the other safety items in your vehicle, have them checked and repaired before you drive! There is no reason to drive an unsafe car, so don’t!

The Best Start to Any Road Trip Is a Synthetic Oil Change in Florida Ridge

If it seems like these tips are basic, it’s because they are! Despite this, they are still some of the most overlooked aspects of basic engine maintenance. Before you head off on a road trip, be sure that your car is up to the task and can get you and your passengers where you need to be, safely. Click here to buy AMSOIL’s Signature Series 0W-20 Synthetic Motor Oil and give your engine the help that it needs to perform at its best and last its longest. Check out the online store for the entire range or give Willburner a call at (772) 770-3448 to find out more about how a synthetic oil change in Florida Ridge can help your vehicle.
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