How to Prepare Your Car for a Long Drive in Duluth, GA

Summertime is just around the corner! The warmer weather means it’s time to make sure your vehicle is ready for summer adventures. Ensure your Acura is ready to take on your travels with confidence to prevent you from having to contend with any unanticipated delays. Evaluating your vehicle before hitting the road helps it take on anything coming your way this travel season. Some vehicle elements to evaluate prior to traveling include:

  1. Check fluid levels for your vehicle and replace or refill as needed. Fluids to check include:

    • Oil

    • Radiator fluid

    • Brake fluid

    • Power steering fluid

    • Transmission fluid

    • Windshield wiper fluid

  2. Evaluate your tire condition. Beyond ensuring your tire tread is in great shape, you should also consider the following elements:

    • Check your tire pressure every 1,000 miles

    • Be sure your tires are being rotated every 5,000-8,000 miles

    • Consider the age of your tirs and the number of miles driven on those tires. Generally, tires should be replaced every 25,000-50,000 miles, depending on the type and use. If you notice sidewall bulges, replace your tires immediately

  3. Air filters prevent gunk, dust,debris, and bugs from entering your vehicle’s engine or interior. Air filters that reach capacity can clog, impacting engine performance, fuel economy, and interior air quality. Air filters should typically be replaced every 12,000 miles.

  4. Consider the condition of your brake pads to be sure they have not become too thin or producing a screeching or squealing noise

  5. Check you headlights, taillights, and brake lights. Also evaluate your left and right blinkers to ensure all bulbs are functioning

  6. Under the hood of your car, take a look at your vehicle’s belts and hoses. If you notice cracking, fraying, or missing teeth on your belts, consider replacing. Check your hoses for leaking near joining point for leaks

Are you ready to ensure your vehicle is ready to face your summertime travels? Acura Carland wants to let our Duluth, Georgia area customers know that we will be open Memorial Day. Our sales department will be open Monday 9 AM-6 PM and our service department will be open 9 AM-5 PM. Our professional service technicians at Acura Carland are ready to help you keep your vehicle running at its best. Come by and see us at 3403 Satellite Blvd, Duluth, GA 30096 or give us a call at (770) 623-9211 to schedule your service appointment today. You can also visit us during our regular service hours, Monday-Friday 7 AM-7 PM and Saturdays 7 AM-5 PM. Our staff is proud to serve our Johns Creek, Alpharetta, Atlanta, and Duluth, Georgia area customers.
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