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Tips to Prepare your vehicle for long summer drives in BC

Tips to Prepare your vehicle for long summer drives in BC



Preparing your car for summer is necessary; however, it can be challenging if you don't know what to do. Ignoring the needs of your vehicle can lead to breakdowns and expensive repairs. 

 

With our comprehensive checklist, you can now ensure your vehicle is summer-ready. Check out these summer car maintenance tips to avoid costly repairs and accidents.

 

TIPS TO PREPARE YOUR VEHICLE FOR LONG SUMMER DRIVES IN BC

 

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Check Tires

 

One of the most important factors to consider when performing vehicle maintenance in British Columbia is car tires, mainly because these play a vital role in your travels. There are various things to consider when checking your tires, including proper air pressure. 

 

You need to inflate your tires for a smooth ride. Another factor to consider is the tread on your tire. If it's too worn out, consider replacing the tires so your car doesn't skid or slip while travelling. 

 

Finally, examine the tire for any cracks, tears, or punctures to avoid a mishap in the middle of nowhere.

 

CHECK TIRES
BRAKES

Brakes

 

Your brakes need to be examined promptly to ensure they function well. If your brakes do not respond on time, your wheels will travel a little before they stop, and even the slightest misjudgment could be fatal.

 

Battery

 

Your car battery is responsible for the smooth functioning of various components in your car, including the engine. If your battery isn't properly charged, your car could break down, and you'll have difficulty getting it going.

 

BATTERY
CAR FLUIDS

Car Fluids

 

Car fluids don't only refer to the gasoline you fill (the most apparent liquid you need). It also refers to your brake oil, engine oil, coolant, and battery water levels. While all of this is done during regular car maintenance, a final check before you hit the road won't hurt you.

 

Pack an Emergency Kit

 

While nobody wants something terrible happening on the road, staying prepared with an emergency kit is always good. Pack a flashlight, a couple of bandages, antiseptic lotion, gauze, cotton, bandaids, an aspirin, some tummy medication, medication for motion sickness, and other things that can prepare you in case of minor mishaps. 

 

This kit can also be helpful if you come across someone on the road who needs it.

 

PACK AN EMERGENCY KIT
COOLING SYSTEM

Cooling System

 

If you're heading out during summer, the most integral part of your journey has to be a functional air conditioner. The heat can make your family members very irritable, and the last thing you want is to be stuck with them on the road for hours. 

 

Ensure your AC has proper gas and works efficiently before you hit the road.

 

 

Conclusion

 

While most of these checks are part of routine car maintenance, there's no reason why you shouldn't get it checked before your summer trip.

 

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