Prepare Your Car for a Road Trip

Prepare Your Car for Your Road TripRoad trips are supposed to be filled with lasting memories of traveling on the road, not sitting on the road because of a breakdown. 

You and your friends have been planning this road trip for months, and have been hyping it up as “the best vacation ever.” You’re all packed up and ready go. As you and your friends listen to your favorite tunes and talk about past adventures and weird/funny stories, you see smoke coming from the hood of your car. That’s not good! You pull over and spend hours waiting for a tow truck. Then the mechanic says he can fix your car, but it will take a day or two. In essence, your road trip is ruined. To avoid this awful scenario, here are a few things you need to check before you hit the road on your road trip.

What to check on your car before your road trip.

  • Check all of your fluids: engine oil, brake fluid, power steering fluid, coolant, and transmission fluid.
  • Make sure that your tires are a-okay: You want to make sure that your tires can grip the ground as best as possible in case you encounter any unforeseen weather. Making sure that your tires are properly inflated is important as well. This way, you can ensure that there is enough air between the tires and the rims of your car which could cause them to blow out.
  • Check all of your lights; headlight, high beams, brake lights, turn signal lights, and the reverse lights should all be in proper working order.

Having the right auto insurance policy can help to give you the peace of mind that you need while you’re on the road. Contact the independent insurance professionals at VGW Walker Insurance for all of your Texas car insurance needs to keep you safe.