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Road Trip Readiness

Summer is the season of road trips. Whether you’re driving four hours or from coast to coast, you and your car will be prepared for any adventure with our tips and tricks.  

Stay up-to-date on vehicle maintenance visits

It’s very important to make sure you’re doing routine checks on your vehicle, especially if you’re about to drive it a long distance. Things like engine oil, tire rotation, and overall inspections are necessary to keep your vehicle in top-shape, and to avoid any unexpected mishaps. Luckily, this is covered for the first two years or 25,000 miles with ToyotaCare. This no-cost maintenance plan covers new and leased Toyotas, and also includes 24-hour roadside assistance. Contact us or stop by our store to learn more!

Keep a stash of emergency supplies in your car

It’s always good to be prepared, even when you’re not road-tripping. Pack an emergency kit for your vehicle and stow it for safe-keeping, just in case! Here are a few items to include:  

  • Flashlight
  • First Aid Kit
  • Non-perishable food/ can-opener
  • Water
  • Jumper cables
  • Basic tools
  • Cell phone car charger
  • Warm clothes and blankets
  • Shovel
  • Ice scraper

Do a thorough cleaning of your vehicle

Most people think to clean the inside of their cars before a road trip, but what’s also important is cleaning the exterior. You might skip this because you know your car will get dirty anyway, but it’s a very important step! Having a washed vehicle will help guarantee good visibility when you’re on the road. Waxing your car will prevent some of the dirt and dust build up throughout your trip.

If you’re headed on a road-trip this summer and need to make sure your vehicle is ready, come see us at University Toyota. We are happy to answer any questions, or do any maintenance you may need. Contact us or visit our store today!