How to Get Your Car Road Trip Ready

August 24th, 2021 by

Planning a road trip can be a great deal of fun, no matter how far from Morgantown you plan to travel. To be safe, you should always schedule service as part of that planning process. But what service specials do you need to take advantage of at your local service center?

 

  1. Check All Fluids

 

To start, take advantage of service specials that check all fluid levels in your car and refill them if necessary. You can check some fluids yourself but will likely need to visit a service center for others.

 

Overall, make sure to check the oil, brake fluid, transmission fluid, windshield washer fluid, and power steering fluid. In the winter, add antifreeze to your list of fluids to check.

 

  1. Ensure the Brakes Are in the Best Condition

 

You also want to confirm that your brakes are in good shape before you head out on a road trip. This is a task best left for the professionals, such as at University Toyota’s service center in Morgantown, West Virginia. Checking the brakes is crucial, as you don’t want them to stop working when you are hundreds of miles from home or moving at highway speeds.

 

  1. Check Your Tires and Alignment

 

You should also schedule service to include your tires. Specifically, have your service center confirm your tires are in good shape and have enough tread left. Also, ask about service specials for vehicle alignment. Remember that if your wheels are misaligned, you may find it much harder to control the car. It can also lead to uneven wear and tear on the tires.

 

Feel Free to Check More

 

While the above are the most important things you should schedule service for before a road trip, there is no harm in checking more. This will give you peace of mind that your car is ready to handle anything your road trip throws its way.

 

If you are behind on regular maintenance, take advantage of our service specials to have our service center catch you up on it as well. From oil changes to inspecting the battery, it never hurts to ensure your car is in full working order.

Visit the University Toyota Service Center Before Your Road Trip

 

Before you head out on your next road trip, schedule service at University Toyota in Morgantown, West Virginia. We can handle all of the above tasks for you, along with any other pre-road-trip checks you need. Between our service specials and regular competitive pricing, getting peace of mind before your road trip will be incredibly affordable.

 

Don’t just come by before a road trip. We are also here to help with your routine maintenance and any repairs you need done. We offer affordable prices and specials and have a comfortable area for you to wait. In addition to the comfortable seating, you can enjoy water and coffee while watching TV or using our Wi-Fi. We even offer a shuttle service if you need more work done and don’t want to wait around while we take care of your car.

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