Things to Consider Before Setting on a Long Journey with Your Car
Going on a long road trip is always fun. You can go with your friends, family or even go on a solo trip. The experience you get while driving is something which only a car enthusiast can understand. But is it safe to just start your car and go? Well, in this article we will point out some things which you would have to consider before embarking on a journey.
Before setting on a journey, conducting a thorough inspection of your car will help you avoid a lot of inconvenience like breaking down especially when you are miles away from home. Before you leave home for the journey, check the following items.
Tire Pressure, Air Filters, Exterior and Interior Lighting, Engine Oil, Seat Belts, Hoses, Fluid levels, antifreeze/coolant and windshield washer solvent. Doing these checks will help you know if anything was overlooked and have it fixed before you set on your journey.
It is always advised that you have your car inspected by a mechanic. Make sure the mechanic inspects the suspension and also for any worn out or damaged parts. You should also have your transmission looked into. If there is a breakdown due to transmission problems, it will take some time to get fixed and also cost a lot of money.
We also recommend that you keep important number with you along the journey either in your glove box or your cell phone. You cannot say when you may have a travel emergency or a breakdown. Also remember to carry roadside emergency kits such as a tire changing jack, first aid kit, a flashlight, blanket, jumper cables and a pressure gauge.