Going On a Road Trip? Complete these Types of Maintenance

Going On a Road Trip? Complete these Types of Maintenance


With temperatures heating up and the country fully reopening, the open road is going to be especially appealing. Before jumping on the interstate, your car should be fully prepared for the journey. At K2 Auto Specialties, our local mechanics know how to expertly conduct any type of maintenance to get your car ready to roll.

Important Road Trip Auto Maintenance Tasks

When you're on the open road, you never know when you might encounter a distracted driver or darting deer. In such a scenario, you need to be able to trust your brakes to work perfectly. Prior to your departure, you can visit us for brake service, during which we'll inspect all brake parts, install new pads if needed, and lubricate parts as necessary. If any major brake problems are found, you'll be provided with an accurate estimate for the repair costs. An easy and cheap way to boost your safety on the road is to get new wiper blades. If a summertime thunderstorm suddenly starts dumping rain on the highway, you'll be thankful that your wiper blades are working effectively and providing you with a safe field of vision. Proper tire pressure is another way that you can boost safety. Tire pressure typically needs to be somewhere between 30 and 35 psi, and it's worth checking your tires for their exact specification. Correct tire pressure will reduce the chances of a blowout, while also improving gas mileage.

To beat the heat, there are certain maintenance tasks that should be done. For one, if it's been 30,000 miles or more since you last got your coolant exchanged, then you'll want to get that done. To minimize the risk of overheating causing major engine problems, it's important to keep up with cooling system maintenance. This holds especially true if you're going to be driving long distances in scorching heat. It's also a good idea to get AC service before you head out. During this service, all AC components will be checked to ensure they're functioning properly. When the heat turns sweltering, your family will remain in much better spirits if the AC is working like it should.

Auto Maintenance in Worcester, MA

If you need auto maintenance before your adventure, contact K2 Auto Specialties at (508) 893-4420. At our local auto shop, we can expertly complete any type of repair or maintenance that your vehicle needs. Feel free to give us a call today to schedule an appointment!


K2 Auto Specialties Blog
Posted: June 25, 2021

Written and Published By MORBiZ