Summer Road Trips: Prepare Your Next Adventure's Vehicle Checklist

With the summer months upcoming, drivers across Reno are likely planning adventures, road trips and vacations. However, it's essential to properly prepare your car, truck or SUV for any trip with proper service. Assisting drivers in preparing their vehicles for the months ahead, Reno Tahoe Auto Group's service center works alongside drivers to ensure their vehicles receive the attentive service they need to reliably embark on any on or off-road adventure. To check yourself if your vehicle needs service attention prior to a road trip or not, two particular aspects of your vehicle are crucial to go over first: your vehicle fluid levels, and your tires!

Fluids

Checking your vehicle fluids can be daunting to the non-experienced driver - however, checking your vehicle's fluid levels is easier than many drivers anticipate. Checking coolant/antifreeze levels is easily performed by locating the reservoir and determining if the fluid reaches the "full" mark on the side of the reservoir. Similarly, brake fluid can be easily checked by identifying the reservoir and checking the fluid levels by the markings on the side. Lastly, check your engine oil by utilizing the dipstick.

Tires and Wheels

Before leaving on your trip, checking your wheels and tires ensures your vehicle will travel safely and efficiently. Check your tires to make sure no cupping or excessive tread wear has occurred, and test your wheel alignment by feeling for a "pull" to one side or any odd vibrations when driving. Should any of the above mentioned ailments be present on your vehicle, it's best to receive service on your vehicle from Reno Tahoe Auto Group's service technicians before leaving on a trip or vacation.

Travel With Confidence: Service Your Vehicle at Reno Tahoe Auto Group

Before leaving on a road trim or summer vacation, Reno Tahoe Auto Group's service team helps to make sure your vehicle is safe and reliable. Give us a call to schedule your next service appointment, or stop by our dealership to speak with a service center representative about our available maintenance services!