Holidays are always a time when more cars are on the highway.  While it is impossible to control the traffic or the weather, you can ensure that your vehicle is set up for the journey. Heavy traffic and changing temperatures can make holiday travel potentially stressful.

 

These are some of the things that Kingdom Auto Repair prescribes checking the accompanying things as a part of our in depth pre-trip vehicle check.

 

Check the Brake System

 

Check the battery connection is clean, tight and free of corrosion.  We also make sure your battery is holding charge and will reliably start your car.

 

Check vehicle fluids, including motor oil, brake fluid, as well as windshield washer fluid and radiator fluid/coolant.

 

Ensure warmers, defrosters and wipers work correctly.

Consider winter wiper cutting edges and utilize cold climate washer liquid if your travel is going to take you into the mountains or colder regions

 

Check the hoses and belts to make sure they are not broken, fragile, frayed or have any hint of dangerous wear.

 

Check the wheels, including tire air pressure and wear. Tires ought to even and be checked for lumps, bare spots, or small holes.

 

Check that the gas cap isn’t loose or missing to keep gas from spilling or evaporating.

 

Verify that outside and inside lights operate correctly and headlights are appropriately aligned

 

If you know that you are going to be driving a longer distance for the holidays, it’s always a good idea to get a vehicle checkup done before taking off for the major occasions so as to improve your driving experience and fuel economy.

 

No one wants to deal with a vehicle breakdown during the holidays.