When you’re getting ready for a long drive around Alberta, it’s important to think ahead and prepare your car. If you’re stumped on how to do so, we’ve put together these tips on how to prepare your Toyota for an Alberta road trip.
Check the tires.
Before you head out on your road trip, make sure the tires are in good condition. Check the air pressure and, if it’s not in the manufacturer’s recommended range, add air accordingly.
Also, make sure the tires have a good amount of tread left. To do so, simply place a penny with the Queen’s head facing down into your tire’s tread. If you can see the top of the Queen’s hair, you need to get your tires replaced.
Don’t forget about routine maintenance.
If your car is due for an oil change soon, make sure you take care of it before driving a long distance. You should also make sure the tires are rotated so they wear evenly.
Get the battery inspected.
No one wants to find themselves stranded on the side of the road when they’re supposed to be travelling. Check the battery terminals for corrosion and have the battery’s charge checked, as well.
Fill up the windshield wiper fluid.
Visibility is important whenever you’re driving, so make sure you can clean your windshield at a moment’s notice. Fill up the windshield wiper fluid and make sure the spray mechanism works so you don’t have to worry about visibility.
We at High River Toyota are here to make sure your car is ready for a road trip once it’s safe to travel again, so schedule a service appointment now and be ready to hit the open road later this year.