Maintenance Tasks to Get your Car Ready for a Road Trip

Maintenance Tasks to Get your Car Ready for a Road Trip

With the country opening back up and summer arriving, this road trip season is bound to be a busy one. Before you pack up your car, it's best to be sure that it's prepared for the challenges of the open road. At Babcock Automotive, our local mechanics can expertly complete any type of maintenance that is needed to get your vehicle ready for your adventure.

Road Trip Auto Maintenance Tasks

Certain maintenance tasks are geared toward handling excessive heat. When we conduct AC service, we'll make sure that all AC components are working perfectly. During stretches of sweltering heat, a properly functioning AC system will play an important role in keeping the whole family in good spirits. Cooling system service is another way to keep the heat in check. It's generally advised that coolant be exchanged every 30,000 miles, though you can check your owner's manual to see the exact specification for your vehicle. It's important that your cooling system is performing optimally so that you don't risk overheating causing major engine damage. This is especially important when driving long hours in blistering heat.

Certain maintenance tasks will help with maximizing safety. During brake service, our mechanics will check all braking system components, change pads if needed, and properly lubricate all pertinent parts. In the event that serious brake trouble is found, you'll be given an accurate estimate for the repairs. Before hitting the road, you'll also want to make sure you're driving with correct tire pressure, which is typically somewhere between 30 and 35 psi, though it's worth checking to see the specification for your particular tires. With proper tire pressure, a blowout will be much less likely. And as a perk, it'll help your car achieve maximum gas mileage during your trip. A quick and affordable safety task is wiper blade replacement. When a summertime thunderstorm starts pouring heavy rain over the highway, new wiper blades will provide you with a safer view of the road ahead.

Auto Maintenance in San Antonio

If you need auto maintenance for your journey, contact Babcock Automotive at (210) 972-0288. Our nearby auto shop can complete any maintenance task that you need. Feel free to give us a call today to schedule an appointment!


Babcock Automotive Blog
Posted: June 22, 2021

Written and Published By MORBiZ