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Feel the wind in your hair, take in the beautiful view and taste that warm crisp air! Summer is here, and that can only mean one thing… time for a road trip! Whether you’re a homebody, or a pro road-tripper that travels across the country, we will have you road trip ready after reading this article. Learn how easy it is to prepare your vehicle for your highly anticipated summer road trip ahead!

Road Trip Essentials 

Wouldn’t it be great if you could hop into your car and be road-trip ready? Let’s be frank… winter can take a lot out on your car, and safety has to come first! From past experience you may be putting this task off in fear of how long the task will take. We have great news; we have a simple solution that will fast track you forward to spending quality time outdoors with your family and friends.

Take the Time Now, and Save Time Later. Follow These Steps to Prepare Your Car for Summer Road Trips

  1. Check your battery: If your battery stops, you stop. Make sure that the pit stops you make are only the ones you plan, by checking your battery life and making sure your car is in good standing. Regular battery maintenance will prolong the life of your vehicle.
  2. Check your tire pressure: Tire pressure naturally changes over time. It is imperative to check tire pressure as seasons change. Proper tire maintenance will provide you with even road wear during your road trip. Plan ahead and make a note in your calendar to check your tire pressure as the seasons change with an accurate tire gauge (can be found at your local gas station or by stopping by your local Jiffy Lube).
  3. Check your oil level: Oil is the lifeblood of your vehicle. Ensure that your motor runs smoothly throughout your road trip by checking the oil level and by making sure that you are using the best oil for your vehicle. It’s as easy as stopping by your local Jiffy Lube to get your oil changed on your way out of the city.
  4. Check your cooling-system: A simple cooling system inspection, be it a top up or a flush and fill can help prevent your car from overheating. Keep your vehicle from acting up in the hot temperatures during this summer’s road trip! (Please use caution when doing this, or better yet, stop by your local Jiffy Lube to have this checked with no appointment).

Head to your local Jiffy Lube for your road trip – car maintenance needs! Drive in and drive on to summer fun!

Road Trip Preparation

Preparing for a road trip has never been easier. When getting ready to head out for a road trip this summer, remember to pack an Emergency Kit for your car. The emergency kit should include a first aid kit, a wind-up flashlight, some jumper cables, a fire extinguisher and finally a toe rope. Wherever you go, road trips can throw many obstacles your way. Prepare yourself and consider bringing a spare tire and a portable GPS navigation system.

Road Trip Planner

Worried about forgetting something important? Create a road trip checklist! This will prevent you from having to end your road trip early and have you prepared for whatever obstacle is thrown your way!

Road trips can certainly create a mess inside and outside of your car. Make sure to fill up your windshield washing fluid to wipe away dirt and any “pesky” bugs that find their way to onto your car. Other great items to keep handy are car wipes and seat cleaners for those inevitable road trip spills and messes.

Be Confident

Remain confident while driving on your summer road trip with all these car road trip essentials! Get ready to blast some music, belt out your favourite tune at the top of your lungs, play eye spy, and car count.

Your next road trip is closer than you think! See you on the road.