How not to Break Your Car on a Long Trip
Long car trips can be a lot of fun, but they can also really hurt your bank account if you have to buy a new car halfway through the trip. But don’t worry! If you follow these simple tips, you will not only avoid breaking down on the side of the road in the middle of nowhere with nothing but tumbleweeds for company, but also save yourself from buying an expensive rental car or having to wait hours for someone to come pick you up and tow your broken-down vehicle back home. However, heavy duty towing San Jose is there for you if anything goes wrong.
Make sure that all tires are inflated properly before leaving. You should always check this anyway before every long drive (or any time there’s been rain), but it is especially important when taking long trips since driving on a flat tire for an extended period of time can cause the metal to be weakened.
If you have any problems with your battery, make sure that it has enough charge before leaving on your trip. If not, please take into consideration what is going to happen if you are in the middle of nowhere and need to start up the engine by connecting jumper cables from another car or using jumper cables powered by some other type of power source (like solar). You might also want to consider investing in one of those portable jump starter packages just in case something goes wrong while you’re on the road – like maybe forgetting that all-important phone charger!
This may seem obvious but many people do forget: always check your oil levels periodically during long trips and make sure that you have enough. If not, be prepared for the possibility of having to pull over in a small town and wait for someone with those skills to come pick you up or tow your car back home.
If anything feels wrong before leaving on your long drive, stop and take care of it immediately! Check all fluids like brake fluid (and coolant if applicable), oil levels, tire pressure – they should all be as good as new before taking off on any trip.
Lastly but certainly not least: Make sure that you are carrying things which will keep you safe while driving during nighttime hours such as an extra set of clothes, food/snacks from home so that you don’t need to purchase them at gas stations when hunger strikes.