Now that it’s June, the kids are done with school and vacations are being planned. Some families like to take several small trips by going to the beach or visiting family in nearby cities. However, other families like to have one big vacation. One example of a big vacation is taking a long road trip. Before you go on a road trip, you need to make sure your vehicle is prepared. In this post, we are going to teach you how to get your Mazda vehicle ready for a long road trip.
Four Key Areas to Get Checked Before a Long Trip
- Check all of your fluids. There are six fluids that you need to check before going on a road trip: oil, radiator fluid, brake fluid, power steering fluid, transmission fluid, and windshield fluid. If any of them are low, be sure to fill them. Make sure to flush or change any fluids if they are dirty or haven’t been changed for a few months.
- Make sure your tires are in good condition. Making sure your tires are in good condition will not keep you safe, it will also make sure your vehicle runs well. The key areas you need to check is air pressure, rotation, balance, and tread quality.
- Get regular maintenance done. Before heading out on the road, you need to make sure everything is running properly and is in top shape. Schedule a service appointment to get your brake pads changed, change your air filters, and fix any broken belts or hoses. Make sure all your lights are working as well.
- Clean your vehicle. While this is more for comfort, it’s nice to have a clean interior. You want to make sure you have room for everyone to sit comfortable and not have any sticky cupholders. Be sure to clean the outside too so that your paint doesn’t get more damaged while on the road.
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Schedule a Service Appointment at Fontana Mazda
If you’re getting prepared for a road trip, be sure to schedule a service appointment at Fontana Mazda. Our service team will ensure that your vehicle is road trip ready. If you would like more service tip and tricks, keep following our blog.