Stay Safe on Your Upcoming Summer Road Trips
Summer is the perfect time to hit the road with loved ones and go out on an adventure. The best way to ensure a safe and fun trip is to be prepared and have a plan. This includes not only your gear, but your vehicle as well. Our experts here at Glendora Chrysler Jeep Dodge have these top tips to keep you safe this summer:
Prepare Your Vehicle
Nothing ruins a trip quite like car trouble. Make sure your vehicle is inspected before you hit the road. This includes your tires, fluids, cooling system, lights, and your battery. You will want to make sure that your oil is fresh and full, that your tires are in good condition and properly inflated, and that your fans and cooling system are working correctly. You will also want to make sure that all of your exterior lights are working correctly, and that your battery is in good condition.
Prepare Your Gear
Be prepared for on the road accidents big and small. Have an emergency roadside kit ready in your vehicle. Jumper cables, flares or reflectors, a tire pressure gauge, and a few other basic tools can go a long way in cases of emergency. Also make sure that your spare tire is in good condition and is properly inflated. A deflated spare tire does you no good out on the road. Towels, wrenches, a jack for your vehicle, and a flashlight are always good to have on hand.
Preparing yourself for travel is also key to keeping yourself safe while on the road. You will want to make sure you have proper shoes in case of an emergency, extra water, and warm or protective clothing. Have maps and a general idea of where you need to be heading, and always know where you can stop if you get tired or become fatigued.
The service professionals at Glendora Chrysler Jeep Dodge are happy to make sure your car is ready for your next trip this summer. Contact us now to schedule an appointment with the service department, get pricing, or purchase parts you may need. Road trip safety is key to safe summer driving. Visit us in Glendora, CA for quality maintenance and repairs in Los Angeles County today!