It’s tailgating season! UCF had a close home game last weekend, and they’ll be hitting the field at Brighthouse Stadium again on October 7th to take on Tulane. Are you planning for a major tailgating celebration to get in the zone before kickoff? If so, we know you’ve probably got playlists to make, burgers to buy, and a jersey to wash. However, have you taken the time to prep your car for tailgating? There are some simple Toyota service steps you’ll want to take before the big day to ensure your car can handle it (and doesn’t leave you in a pre-game lurch), and Toyota of Orlando has the scoop!
Use our Toyota service tips to get your car ready for kickoff
First tip? Fill up before the game. Traffic can be pretty brutal at and around the stadium, so you should make sure you have enough gas in the tank to handle it (no one wants to be stuck waiting for someone to bring them a gas can).
Next tip? Have our Toyota service techs at Toyota of Orlando check your oil. If you’re driving long distances, towing a load behind you, or even just trying to ensure your car is in good shape and in no danger of breaking down, you’ll want to check out your oil! It should be a tan or caramel color and the level should fall in between the two tick marks on the dipstick; if that’s not what our auto service techs see when they check, you’re in need of an oil change. Remember, oil keeps your car’s engine cool and lubricated, so don’t skip this vital car maintenance piece!
Third tip – have our Orlando car maintenance techs check your car battery out! They’ll check the voltage, which is important if you’re going to be running your car on battery to play music or use the A/C. They’ll also check your battery for signs of wear and tear, like bulging, cracking, swelling, leaking, or rusting. If you have any of those issues, you might want to replace your battery so you don’t wind up with a dead car on game day!
Schedule Orlando towing service if you’re going to be pulling a load
Finally, if you’re going to be towing, definitely take that into consideration before you hitch up and hit the road. You should schedule towing service at Toyota of Orlando before the big day, and our techs will check out things like:
- Your brakes – you need top-notch braking power on your side when you’re towing a heavy load behind you, so schedule Orlando brake service to have your braking system checked out before you take off!
- Your tires – you need lots of traction to grip the road if you’re towing, so our techs will check your tread depth, inflation, and general wear and tear to ensure your tires can handle it.
- Your chassis – our techs will make sure all nuts and bolts are in place and tightened so you don’t run the risk of damaging your car’s structure or frame.
Ready to schedule Toyota service before the big game? Call us today at (866) 945-0493!