Care Care Preparation For Your Summer Road Trip

This is the time of the year when families start to go on summer road trips to all their favorite beaches and destinations.  However, there is more to going on a car trip then figuring out how to cram the suitcases in the trunk.  You car needs to be have a few maintenance checks before you leave.  Below are some guidelines on what to look for in your car before you hit the open road.

  • Inspect your driveway before leaving for a trip to check for oil leakage. If you see oil, have the car inspected by a professional.
  • Check all fluid levels (oil, transmission, cooling system, power steering, brake fluid and washer fluid).
  • Avoid the possibility of over-heating your car by adding a coolant additive like Purple Ice to your radiator. It will improve the condition of the seals to prevent leaks.
  • You can also reduce engine heat by upgrading the kind of oil you use. Switch from synthetic oils to mineral-based oil.
  • Worn-out or loose belts and hoses can also cause the engine to heat up. Inspect the belts and hoses in your car before getting on the road.
  • Clean and tighten battery terminals and lubricate hinges and the hood latch.
  • Inspect your tires and check tire pressure. The better the tire pressure, the better the gas mileage. Also, make sure you have a spare in case of a blowout.
  • Inspect your car thoroughly before going on any long-distance trip so you can maximize your fun and minimize your car troubles.
For more information check out Car Tips for Road Trips.

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  • Banksville

    2752 Banksville Rd.
    Pittsburgh, PA 15216

  • Bethel Park

    2705 South Park Rd.
    Bethel Park, PA 15102
    Formerly Bethel Park Rapid Wash

  • Bethel Park

    5150 Library Rd.
    Bethel Park, PA 15102
    Formerly Buggy Bath Car Wash

  • Brentwood

    3800 Saw Mill Run Blvd.
    Pittsburgh, PA 15221

  • Bridgeville

    1185 Washington Pike
    Bridgeville, PA 15017

  • Butler

    1136 N Main St Ext
    Butler Twp PA 16001
    Formerly C&S Wonder Wash

  • Castle Shannon

    427 Mt. Lebanon Blvd.
    Pittsburgh, PA 15234

  • Cranberry Twp.

    20320 Route 19
    Cranberry, PA 16066
    Formerly Jerry’s Car Wash

  • East Liberty

    970 Washington Blvd
    Pittsburgh, PA 15206
    Formerly Clean Car Express

  • McCandless

    5503 Babcock Blvd.
    Pittsburgh, PA 15237
    Formerly Jerry’s Car Wash

  • Moon Township

    8650 University Blvd.
    Coraopolis, PA 15108
    Formerly Globe Car Wash

  • Pleasant Hills

    107 Clairton Blvd.
    Pittsburgh, PA 15236
    Formerly Mr. Speedy's Car Wash

  • Upper St. Clair

    1860 Painters Run Rd.
    Pittsburgh, PA 15241

  • Wexford

    11150 Perry Highway
    Wexford, PA 15090
    Formerly Jerry’s Car Wash

  • Morgantown, WV

    3 Chaplin Rd.
    Morgantown, WV 26501
    (833) 456-2747

    767 Chestnut Ridge Rd.
    Morgantown, WV 26505
    (833) 456-2747

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