Planning a Road Trip? Complete these Types of Auto Maintenance

Planning a Road Trip? Complete these Types of Auto Maintenance


With summer arriving at the same time as a fully reopening county, this road trip season is bound to be a memorable one for many families. Before you round up the kids and hop in the car for your adventure, you'll want to be sure that your vehicle is ready for long drives under hot sun. At Red Rock Auto Center, our local mechanics are experts at completing all types of auto maintenance. We can ensure that your vehicle is ready to keep you as safe as possible on the open road.

Important Road Trip Maintenance Tasks

For your car to remain comfortably cool, and your family to stay in good spirits, it's crucial that your AC is working flawlessly during long stretches through blistering heat. During AC service, we'll make sure that all of your AC's system's components are working efficiently. And to keep your engine properly cool, we can conduct cooling system service. It's generally best to exchange coolant every 30,000 miles. The right amount of fresh coolant will help to ensure that your engine doesn't suffer major damage from overheating, which is particularly a concern when driving across vast expanses of sun-scorched highway.

Because you never know when a deer might wander out onto that backcountry highway or a gawking tourist might let their attention slip away from the road, it's crucial that your brakes are in excellent condition. With brake service, we'll inspect the braking system, lubricate relevant parts, and replace pads if necessary. If we discover any major brake trouble, we'll give you an estimate for the repair costs. Another important safety measure is to check tire pressure, which typically needs to be at a point between 30 and 35 psi, though you can check your tires for their precise specification. Proper tire pressure significantly reduces the chances of a blowout, while also boosting MPGs. And to make sure you can safely see through your windshield if a summertime thunderstorm opens up over the highway, it's smart to replace old wiper blades. This is a cheap and easy way to improve your safety on the open road.

Auto Maintenance in Sedona, AZ

If you need auto maintenance before your big adventure, contact Red Rock Auto Center at (928) 451-7431. At our nearby auto shop, we'll make sure your car is fully ready for your journey. Feel free to give us a call today to make an appointment for any of your vehicle's repair or maintenance needs!


Red Rock Auto Center Blog
Posted: June 28, 2021

Written and Published By MORBiZ