PBA Tip of the Day brought to you by Chris Seely with Wilhem Automotive 623-551-7474.
If you are headed on a road trip this spring, what 3 things should you check before you leave? Chris has the answer!
Check your tire pressure – pretty straightforward to do but very important. Depending on the distance you are planning to go, lots of highway miles can really add heat to your tires, especially in the heat we have here in Arizona. Most vehicle manuals recommend going slightly higher than usual if you are planning a long trip. Just to be safe. Its always worth having a spare tire too just for peace of mind more than anything.
Check Fluid levels- At Wilhelm, this is standard with every single Car Health Check. So if you have been serviced at one of our shops in the past, you are good to go. We check for things like; engine oil, brake fluid, power steering fluid, transmission fluid and windshield wiper fluid. All are important with some of these requiring a special procedure to check. If you are unsure, call in and have things looked over to make sure you are all set.
Battery Maintenance – If it is possible, check the fluid in the battery to make sure it is not drained. If it is corroded, it could look a little like dry toothpaste. If this is the case then pull off all the cables and clean the terminals properly. Just in case, if you have access to jumper cables, this is never a bad idea. Again, better to be safe than sorry.