Preparing Your Vehicle for a Summertime Road Trip

Preparing Your Vehicle for a Summertime Road Trip


The summer sun is shining over a reopening country and the open road is calling. Prior to jumping on the interstate, it's important that your car is ready to handle long drives in intense heat. At Landmark Auto & Diesel Repair, our local mechanics can take care of maintenance tasks that will get your car ready for the road.

Important Road Trip Auto Maintenance Tasks

It's wise to complete certain maintenance tasks that will help your vehicle keep the heat in check. When you bring your car to us for AC service, we'll check all system parts to ensure they're working with optimal efficiency. When the thermometer spikes, a healthy AC system will play a crucial role in keeping the family in good spirits. Cooling system service will also help with regulating the heat. Typically, coolant needs to be exchanged every 30,000 miles, though you can check your owner's manual to see your vehicle's particular requirement. By driving with the proper level of fresh coolant, you can greatly reduce the risk of serious engine damage occurring due to overheating, which is a significant concern when driving vast stretches of highway in sweltering heat.

There are also maintenance tasks that should be completed to make sure your car is ready to keep you safe on the open road. During brake service, we'll inspect your braking system, replace worn-out pads, and lubricate brake components as necessary. If we find any serious brake trouble, you'll be given an accurate estimate for the repair costs. Another pre-departure safety task is to check tire pressure. Typically, tire pressure is supposed to be at a point between 30 and 35 psi, though it's worth checking to see the exact specification for your tires. When driving with correct tire pressure, there's much less risk of a blowout occurring. And to ensure you can see safely through your windshield, it's smart to change out old wiper blades before you leave. In the event that a summertime thunderstorm suddenly creates a torrential downpour over the highway, you'll be thankful that you have wiper blades that are providing you with a safer amount of visibility.

Auto Maintenance in Phoenix, AZ

If you need auto maintenance before your big adventure, contact Landmark Auto & Diesel Repair at (602) 875-0537. At our nearby auto shop, we can take care of any of your vehicle's repair or maintenance needs. Feel free to give us a call today to make an appointment!


Landmark Auto and Diesel Repair Blog
Posted: July 11, 2021

Written and Published By MORBiZ