A little preparation goes a long way toward getting your car ready for holiday travel. With the winter travel season just a few weeks away, now is the time to schedule an appointment for car maintenance in Buckhead, GA. Several key maintenance items should be taken care of by a professional but there are things you can do to ensure your car is ready to travel.
Check Your Tires
It’s all about traction when you drive on wet, snowy, or icy roads. Proper tire inflation is directly related to how well you can maneuver your car in adverse driving conditions. If you don’t have the correct air pressure in your tires, you may not have good traction on slippery roads. Checking tire pressure is easy with a tire gauge and your owner’s manual for your vehicle. The manual indicates what tire pressure should be. While checking tire inflation, take a minute and make sure your spare tire is also properly inflated.
Windshield Wipers and Fluid
One of the easiest things you can do to prepare your car for holiday travel is to check the windshield wipers and fluid. Holiday travel and inclement weather go together no matter where you live, and worn out windshield wipers reduce visibility. Poor visibility can result in accidents. All it takes is a minute to replace split or worn wiper blades. You might not experience heavy snow and ice on Georgia roads but if your travel plans include an area where heavy snowfall and ice is common, buy wipers designed for winter weather. Make sure you refill your washer fluid and buy fluid that is rated “no-freeze.” It’s always a good idea to keep an extra gallon in your trunk.
Clean Your Battery
Battery care is another task you can handle. Check the battery posts and terminals, and use a cleaning kit to get rid of any corrosion. Some batteries require water to be added, which you should check. Age is an important factor for battery performance. If your battery is more than three years old, get it looked at by a professional auto technician to make sure it still holds a charge. While you’re thinking about batteries, make sure you have a set of jumper cables in your car.
Don’t Forget Fluid Levels
Most drivers know to take the car in for routine oil changes, but it’s even more important when you’re planning a road trip. Between oil changes, you should be checking the level at least once each month. Oil isn’t the only fluid that needs to be checked. You should monitor anti-freeze, brake fluid, and transmission fluid. Instead of feeling overwhelmed, let someone who specializes in transmission repair in Buckhead check the fluids and send you off on your holiday trip knowing you’ve done everything possible to ensure your car is prepared.
Keep your family safe by preparing your car for holiday travel. Call Mr. Transmission of Sandy Springs today and schedule routine maintenance. Wishing You and Your Family a Merry Christmas from Mr. Transmission of Sandy Springs!”