Getting Ready for a Road Trip? Complete these Maintenance Tasks

Getting Ready for a Road Trip? Complete these Maintenance Tasks


The summer sun is shining, the country is fully reopening, and the open road is irresistible. Before you hop on the interstate in search of adventure, make sure your car is ready to handle the heat and keep you safe. At Harting Automotive, our local mechanics can conduct any type of maintenance that your vehicle needs to get it ready for long drives in scorching heat.

Road Trip Auto Maintenance Tasks

To help your car keep the heat in check, there are certain kinds of maintenance that should be conducted. When you visit our local auto shop for AC service, we'll inspect the system and make sure all AC components can be trusted to work strongly during your journey. A properly functioning AC system will serve a crucial role in keeping the family happy when the thermometer spikes. And to keep your engine at a safe temperature while driving across vast stretches of sunbaked roads, you need your cooling system to be working efficiently. During cooling system service, we'll check over all components to make sure your engine won't be put at heightened risk of suffering damage from overheating. Typically, coolant should be exchanged at intervals of 30,000 miles, though you can check your owner's manual for your car's particular requirement.

For optimal safety on the open road, it's critical that your brakes are working just like they should. During brake service, we'll inspect your braking system, replace pads as necessary, and lubricate parts that need it. Before you leave, you can also boost safety by ensuring that you're driving with correct tire pressure. Generally, tire pressure is supposed to be somewhere between 30 and 35 psi. You can check your tires' exact specification and then inflate them as required. This will make your tires much less susceptible to a blowout. Also, proper tire pressure will help your car get the best gas mileage possible. Another simple maintenance task is to replace old wiper blades. If a summer thunderstorm unleashes torrential rains, your new wiper blades will do a better job of allowing you to safely see the road ahead.

Auto Maintenance in Houston, TX

If you need auto maintenance before your big trip, contact Harting Automotive at (281) 688-9405. At our nearby auto shop, we can conduct any type of repair or maintenance that your car needs before you hit the open road. Feel free to give us a call today to make an appointment!


Harting Automotive Blog
Posted: July 28, 2021

Written and Published By MORBiZ