Pre-trip Checklist

July 26, 2019 11:49 am Published by

Summer is one of the most beautiful times of the year. Between the heat and the sun, most families are looking to take a trip to the lake, the beach, or even a fun destination vacation to soak up some serious sun. These summer trips can be some of the best memories that your family will have together since everyone is present and together for an extended period. If you are planning to take a trip this summer with or without your family, you need to make sure that you go through a quick pre-trip checklist to make sure that your car is ready to handle the wear and tear that comes along with a road trip. You need to make sure that all of your systems are functioning well, specifically your tires, your fluids, and your brakes. If you want to get all of the parts you need to take care of your car yourself or are looking for tips on your DIY repair projects, come into your local U Pull And Pay today.

Tires

It probably goes without saying, but your tires are one of the most important components on your car, especially if you plan to drive any sort of long-distance in the near future. Your tires treads can easily wear down over time, and the less tread you have left on your tire, the less grip you are going to have on the road. This loss of grip will be felt drastically on sharp turns or any corners at speed, especially if the roads are wet or slick in any way. Your tire’s treads work to provide grip on the road while also siphoning excess dirt, mud, and water away from the tire’s surface. U Pull And Pay proudly offers the best prices on tires in town, with tires ranging from all kinds of sizes and tread styles.

Brakes

The tires on your car are immensely important, but your grip on the road can only do so much if you have faulty brakes. Your car’s brakes are made up of two main components that are operated using brake fluid: brake pads and brake calipers. Your brake pads are used to create friction on your brake calipers and are the first things to wear down in a healthy braking system. Brake pads are easy enough to change yourself, and you can easily pick up all the components you need to tackle this project right here at U Pull And Pay.

Fluids

Before you go on any trip in your car, you should make sure that you check all of your car’s fluid levels. From essential fluids like brake fluid, transmission fluid and oil to fluids like windshield washer fluid, all of your fluids are extremely important when going on a road trip. Most of these fluid changes are fairly straight forward, and you may just need to top off the levels a bit before you head out the door.

If you are looking to get your car in tiptop shape for a summer trip, you need to head into your local U Pull And Pay today. Our expert staff will help you find the exact parts you need for your project and give you tips and tricks on any projects you are looking to take care of on your own.

 

 

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This post was written by Jonathan Kling