Winter will soon be over, which means many people will hit the road to go on fun road trips during the warm spring and summer months. Do you plan on taking any long trips this year? If so, you should know the importance of visiting a Denver auto repair shop before your trip begins. Here’s what the auto repair experts at Mancinelli’s Auto Repair can do to ensure you make it to your destination safely:
Check the fluids.
An auto repair specialist will pop your car’s hood to take a look at your fluid levels. This includes the oil, coolant, windshield wash, and brake fluid, which all play an important role in keeping you safe. You may not think something as minor as windshield wash is important, but it comes in handy when you need to improve visibility and clean streaks that may be on your windshield.
Measure your tire pressure.
A flat tire is definitely not a great way to start your road trip, so make sure you ask an auto repair specialist to check your tire pressure before you begin your trip. Look inside your owner’s manual or check the inside of your driver’s door to find out the ideal tire pressure for your car. If any tires are low, an auto repair specialist can fill them with air, look for signs of leaks, or even replace your tire if needed. If everything checks out ok, you should also ask the auto repair specialist to measure the tire pressure of your spare tire. After all, a spare tire won’t be of any use if it’s flat when you need it! Learn how to check tire pressure in case you ever need to do it on your own.
Ensure all lights are working.
If your headlights, brake lights, tail lights or turning signal lights are out, you’re putting yourself in danger when you drive at night. That’s why it’s important to stop in to an auto repair shop and have someone check that everything is functioning properly. If any light is out, this should be fixed right away so you can stay safe—and avoid a ticket—on the road.
Get an oil change.
Long trips can put a lot of stress on your engine, so it’s best to get an oil change prior to leaving. Many drivers add extra oil to their vehicle before a trip, but this isn’t as effective as getting an oil change because it doesn’t remove the sludge from your vehicle. Unless you’ve recently had your oil changed, always add this to your to-do list before leaving on a road trip.
If you’re planning a road trip, don’t forget to schedule an appointment with the experts at Mancinelli’s Auto Repair Center. You can request an auto repair appointment with Mancinelli’s Auto Repair Center online, or you can also text us. We have same day services available on most work and we also offer our customers access to a convenient, free shuttle to make sure you and your vehicle are taken care of.