Complete these Maintenance Tasks before Your Road Trip

Complete these Maintenance Tasks before Your Road Trip


With summer sunshine and a reopening country, it's certainly tempting to hit the open road and explore the nation's great attractions. But before you hop on the interstate, it's important that your car is prepared to handle long miles in sweltering heat. At McCullough Napa Auto Care, our local mechanics can expertly complete any type of auto maintenance that your vehicle needs before you embark on your adventure.

Types of Road Trip Auto Maintenance

To help your car with handling the heat, it's important that certain relevant tasks are completed. During cooling system service, we'll make sure that all components of this system are functioning properly, which will substantially reduce the risk of overheating causing major engine trouble. Coolant generally needs to be exchanged every 30,000 miles, though you can refer to your owner's manual to see how often your car requires this service. Another way to keep the heat in check is with AC service, during which we'll check over your entire AC system and make sure it can be trusted to work dependably. When the thermometer spikes, a healthy AC system will play a critical role in keeping you and your passengers comfortable and able to enjoy your journey.

To make sure your car is prepared to keep you safe during your trip, there are particular maintenance tasks that should be done. When you visit us for brake service, we'll inspect your whole braking system, lubricate parts as needed, and replace worn-out pads. Another important safety task is to check your tire pressure before you leave. Generally, tire pressure is supposed to be at a particular point between 30 and 35 psi. You'll want to check your tires' precise pressure guideline and inflate them accordingly, which will reduce the risk of a blowout, while also potentially giving you a boost in gas mileage. And for optimal safety, you need a clear field of vision through your windshield. By replacing old wiper blades, it'll be easier for you to see the road ahead when a summertime thunderstorm starts dumping rain over the interstate.

Auto Maintenance in Sandy Springs, GA

If you need auto maintenance before a road trip, contact McCullough Napa Auto Care at (404) 252-3014. At our nearby auto shop, we can expertly complete any type of repair or maintenance before you set out on your trek. Feel free to give us a call today to schedule an appointment!


McCullough Napa Auto Care Blog
Posted: July 31, 2021

Written and Published By MORBiZ