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08/29/2019
With the summer weather finally here, it’s time for everybody’s most favored vacation adventure a road trip. Below is a great post with tips to help make yours an enjoyable one.

There is no denying that summer is the most favored season and time of the year. Not just because the sun is shining above and the weather just calls for a water fight, but also because children are on school break and parents take their vacation, making it the perfect opportunity for a family adventure. If you and your family are looking forward to a road trip adventure this summer, below is a great article from Vaughan Distributing which can not only help to keep your vehicle cool during a long drive but also you and your passengers.

The Most Basic Plan Will Do

While a road trip is meant to be fun and enjoyable, it isn’t as easy as Hollywood makes it seem by simply jumping into your car, hitting the road, and singing along to a song for around 30 seconds before happily arriving at your destination. Instead, find a medium by using just some basic planning, such as:
  • What’s your destination?
  • How will you get there, and what alternate routes do you have in the event of a problem on the road?
  • Create a schedule for the drivers so they can prepare for their shift, either by taking a nap or enjoying a snack.
  • Speaking of snacks, who is responsible?
Just basic steps like this are all it takes to give your road trip some structure and keep everybody happy and comfortable along the way.

Engine Snacks

No, this tip isn’t going to tell you to feed your vehicle food, however, it is here to remind you that your vehicle also needs its own snacks, in the way of engine fluids. With this in mind, a couple of days before you leave, take the time to check the quality and the level of your fluids, starting with:
  • Engine lubricant/Engine Oil
  • Transmission Fluid
  • Power Steering Fluid
  • Brake Fluid
  • And even soap and water for your wipers
If any of these fluids are low or look like they have come to the end of their service life, consider flushing out the containers and replacing it with fresh fluid. Click here to buy Signature Series 0W-20 Synthetic Motor Oil and keep your engine running smoothly during hot long drives with the help of a synthetic oil change. To place an order or to find out more about the benefits of a synthetic oil change in Jackson, WY, check out the online store or contact Vaughan Distributing.

How Are Your Tires?

It can be easy to think that, just because your tires are tough, that they are impenetrable and immune to damage. However, the reality is very different, which makes sense when you think about the type of conditions you put your tires through while you drive, such as rocks, gravel, rain, and even over debris on the road. With this in mind, take your vehicle out into the sun and check the condition of your tires, paying close attention to these:
  • Areas on your tire where there is no tread
  • Debris lodged in the tread
  • Items which have punctures the tire and become stuck
  • Cracks which can cause a blowout while you drive
If you can see any of these points, be sure to have your tire checked, repaired, or even replaced before you drive.

Vehicle Electronics

It doesn’t matter the age of your vehicle, items like your lights, radio, and even airbag are controlled by your vehicle’s electrics. Furthermore, just because you can’t see it, there is a range of complicated wiring and cables running through your vehicle to ensure each of these items works as designed. Have a friend sit in your driver’s seat and activate the numerous electrical items while you tour your vehicle to ensure each is working correctly, paying particularly close attention to these items:
  • Headlamps
  • Indicators
  • Brake and tail lights
  • Reverse lights
  • Dashboard warning lights
While it may seem inconsequential, a fading headlamp can result in the bulb blowing while you are driving, causing you to pull over on the side of the road while you and your passengers wait for help to arrive with a replacement bulb. If any of your lights aren’t working or you can see that they will soon need to be replaced, undertake the task now before you drive and avoid being stuck.

Improve Engine Performance with a Synthetic Oil Change in Jackson, WY

In addition to these great tips, basic engine care and maintenance, such as checking your fluids and performing a regular synthetic oil change is a great way to keep your engine in good health. To place an order, contact Vaughan Distributing.
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