Is your car ready for summer vacation – Part 2


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Last week we looked at the importance of a safety check before going out on the road.  This week we touch on some additional recommendations to get road ready.

  • Safety/First-Aid Kit.

A First-Aid Kit is a great thing to have in a car at any time, but especially so during a road trip. A summer-ready kit should contain the basics such as band aids, gauze and snacks, but should also have sunscreen, a portable battery pack to charge phones (some of these packs double as jumper boxes for your car, that’s always a plus) as well as a warning sign (they are triangular and orange) and some over-the-counter style scrape cleaner.

  • Have Some Repair Money Ready.


It’s unfortunate, but things break. Sometimes they break away from home. Though hopefully this never happens to you, have some money set aside for in case you have to make emergency repairs.

PROTIP: Most independent shops have a nationwide warranty program. Go to these shops. For example, if you have your vehicle serviced at a shop with a TechNet warranty program in Texas, and that part needs to be warrantied out back here in NC, any shop that uses that program can do the job here at home, and vice-versa.

  • Consider Your Vehicle’s Mileage.

Some cars break more than others. For example, an Ol’ Reliable 2000 Chevy Tahoe with 240,000 miles is something to be proud of, and is a great daily driver, but it’s 18 years old and is more likely to break down on the road.

Before you head out on that road trip, stop by and see Ken and Manchester Auto and Tire of Mint Hill for a road trip safety inspection.  Feel free to give us a call for an appointment at 704-545-4597 or stop by our blog for more car maintenance tips. At www.ManchesterAutoandTire.com

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