Are you taking a road trip this holiday season? If you are, be sure to stop by Toyota of Orlando for car service before you are on your way! And, yes – there is more to prepping your vehicle than getting an oil change (although this is very important!). How much more? We’ve got answers and Orlando Toyota tips for you on this blog, so keep on reading!
Get these road trip auto service checks before you head out!
- Get a routine check-up.
The smartest thing to do before heading out on your holiday road trip is to perform or schedule basic car maintenance in Orlando such as checking your vehicle’s fluid levels and wiper functionality. If necessary, be sure to schedule an oil change or tune-up with ample time as other drivers will likely be prepping their cars too!
Remember that a car in tip-top shape will have a better chance of remaining reliable and efficient on the road.
- Read your rubber.
Check your tires for any bulges or tears and to make sure they have a good amount of tread left. The easiest way to measure this, if you do not have a gauge, is to hold a penny upside down in the tread. If the top of Abraham Lincoln’s head is visible, you need new tires to guarantee traction in all weather conditions.
Also, take a look at your owner’s manual or the placard on the driver’s door jamb to make sure the tire pressures are the same as the figures your manufacturer states. If you need to get your tires inspected or replaced, come by and see us. Our top-notch Orlando auto service technicians will happily do it for you!
- Give it a brake.
Your car brake system is arguably the most important safety component in your vehicle and one of the most complex systems too! Ensure that every part working to bring you to a secure stop is in working order by getting a multi-point inspection. From there, you will know for sure if you need additional services like brake pad replacements or more brake fluid!
Toyota of Orlando also checks often overlooked car systems and parts!
Power steering – Driving long distances without power steering fluid will make life difficult! This fluid is essential to your vehicle’s performance, so get it checked before you head out.
Belts and hoses – These simple, inexpensive fixes can quickly turn into a pain if you need them done on the road. When you stop by Toyota of Orlando, ask our Toyota service technicians to check them for you!
Suspension – You want to make sure your family rides comfortably on your journey. So ask to get your suspension checked to make sure all components of this system are in proper working order!
If you know you need any of these car maintenance checks before your trip, or you are unsure but want to be safe, call Toyota of Orlando today at (866) 945-0493 for an appointment. Or simply drop by and see us. We are located at 3575 Vineland Road!