Christmas is here again, and is most likely you are planing to visit your loved ones and friends. Before you embark on your trip, you'll want to ensure that your car is in tip top shape and road worthy for your trip. That your car is able to get you to your destination and back safely.
You would not want your car to break down in a remote location or foreign town. Taking your time to make sure your car is in top shape by performing some routine maintenance before traveling will give you peace of mind and save you from unnecessary expenses.
Here are 6 tips to keep your car in top shape before you travel:
1. Check Your Tires
Before you travel, check the tread on the tires. You have to invest in a new tire if the tread of your tire is getting low. You must also check your tire for punctures and nick. The air pressure of your tire must also be check to know how much air is in the tire. If the air pressure is low, add air to it to bring the tire to an acceptable pressure level.
A tire blow out is a very dangerous thing to happen to a car when traveling on the road. Checking your tire is one of the safest thing you should do before leaving your home for your trip.
2. Check Your Brakes
One of the most important thing in a car is the brake. If you will be traveling this festive season, you have to make sure the brakes of your car is in best shape. You can replace your worn out pads or you can scrap off the rust on the brakes.
Inspecting the brakes of your car to be sure it's in tip top shape can save your life on the road. The last thing you want is to have break failure when you need it most. Servicing and checking your car brake before leaving home for your trip is of utmost importance.
3. Get Entertainment Devices
Your entertainment devices may be your DVD, books, games or iPods. You and the people in the car will need something to entertain and distract them when you are driving on the road for hours.
You can also play music you enjoy while driving, to keep yourself and others amuse.
4. Test Your Car Battery
Most people take this for granted until the battery dies and leave them stranded on the road in the middle of nowhere. Before leaving home for your traveling, know exactly how much juice you have in your battery.
When you know that your car battery is at an acceptable power, it will give you peace of mind to travel safely. You won't want a tow truck to tow your car because of battery issues on your way traveling.
5. Travel With GPS
To get to your destination safely and in time, GPS is very important to have in your car. You should have a reliable global positioning system(GPS) in your car. If you don't have one built into the driver's console, you can get a portable one. GPS will serve you well in an unfamiliar environment or when you miss your way around.
GPS will help you to navigate your way to your destination, just punch the address of where you want to travel to into the GPS, and it will guide you to where you are going.
6. Clean Your Car Headlights
Your headlights are important for day and night driving. Before leaving home for your traveling, make sure that all the bulbs are working and none look dim. If any bulb is burned out or dimming, replace them.
It's also important to clean your headlights by wiping off the plastic covers. Being able to see clearly at night when the sun has set is very important, and very helpful when driving in an unfamiliar place.
Practicing these tips before leaving home are very important for a safe and pleasant trip.
On the Shareride2go community platform, car owners practices these tips and more, to give travelers who register with us a safe and comfortable trip.
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