Whether you’re looking for something fun to do with the family while your kids are on summer break, or you’re just looking for a getaway from your desk job, a road trip is a perfect way to get some adventuring in this summer without breaking the bank! And with so many options for your destination, be it camping, a visit to the beach, or just seeing some long distance friends or relatives, there are endless possibilities for a fun road trip! But before you depart, there are some things you want to do to get yourself and your vehicle ready to get on the road.
Clean Your Ride and Get Some Auto Maintenance
Getting your car clean before you depart on the road trip will not only give your passengers a good experience and get you the most cargo space, taking your ride to the car wash can help protect your paint job so it can survive dusty dirt roads with ease! And while you’re getting your car washed, go ahead and see if you can get a power wash to your undercarriage and take a peek under the hood to clear out any dirt and debris.
As well as getting your car cleaned, it’s a good idea to take your car in to see a mechanic before you depart on your travels. This way they can give you a quick diagnostic for anything that might be off with your car, and get you a tire rotation and brake service to help make sure you won’t end up on the side of an unfamiliar road with a flat tire!
Plan Your Destination and Route
Before you leave, it’s good to already have both your destination and your route planned out. This way you can know what to expect on your travels as far as road conditions, traffic, what rest areas and gas stations you’ll be able to stop at, and pick out some roadside attractions to visit along the way! Planning out your route can make your entire trip go a bit smoother, so the only thing you need to worry about is who is in charge of the snacks and music!
For Help Getting Your Car Ready For Summer, Come To Import Performance Today!
When you need to get your car road trip ready, come see the team of expert mechanics at Import Performance for tire rotations, brake service, and more in Bend, OR! To make your appointment, feel free to book online, give us a call, or swing by and see us at our shop today!