But it’s getting to be that time of year when families are traveling for graduations, family reunions, and summer vacations! Don’t risk a break down when you’re hundreds of miles from home. Think ahead and prepare your car for that long trip before you leave home by taking several steps to protect your vehicle, thereby protecting you, your loved ones, and your vacation memories.
Within a week of your departure day, make sure you've completed the following pre-trip maintenance on your vehicle.
On-hand Tools and Supplies
Some of these should already (and always) be in your vehicle; some of these items you'll want to add just prior to or on the day of your trip.
Loading the Vehicle
Last Minute Check
There are certain items that need to be checked just prior to departure.
Enjoy Your Trip
Adapted from an article from autocareplus.com.