Getting ready to set out on a family road trip behind the wheel of a new Cadillac practically guarantees comfort and convenience. Even so, you would do well to ensure your vehicle is up to the challenge of traveling hours out on the road. Here are some travel maintenance tips that will optimize your vehicle’s performance on long journeys.
- Tires – Lacking proper traction on a long road trip is a recipe for disaster. Ensure your tires have plenty of tread left to reach and return from your destination. You can do so by properly inflating each tire according to the manufacturer’s suggested pressure. Perform a walk around with an eye out for any abnormalities, like bulges or bumps.
- Emergency Kit – Packing an emergency kit is crucial to any road trip. While you may not always use it, it’s better to have it than to wind up needing it on the road. Include a flashlight with batteries, a first-aid kit, water, and necessary medications.
- Battery – A dead battery will leave you with a large towing bill, and your trip will be delayed while you are stuck waiting for maintenance. Make sure your battery is up for a long trip by checking it before you leave. Clean the terminals and connections to ensure there’s nothing interfering with the battery’s charging system.
Make an appointment here at Plaza Cadillac for a full inspection prior to any trip.