With summer finally here, there are 3 things that you need to worry about when going on a road trip: traffic, heat, and large crowds. Now that travel restrictions have significantly loosened up compared to last summer and the summer before, you’re going to need to prepare like never before. Here are several things to consider:
Summertime is the peak season for travel after all. However, it can get even busier on the weekends and around holidays like the 4th of July. If you want to avoid extra traffic, we recommend hitting the road on a weekday. Also, the sooner you hit the road, the better.
We get that you have to beat the heat with sunscreen, lighter clothes, etc. Consider your car too. Heat can be extremely taxing on your vehicle’s critical systems and can cause your car to overheat. Make sure you get the maintenance you need, including:
- Oil change
- Brake service
- Cooling system service
- Windshield washer replacement
- Battery check
- Belt and hose inspection
- … & more!
Lastly, you are going to need to prepare for traffic. Stop-and-go traffic on the highway can be annoying, and inevitable. To avoid having to brake fast, leave some extra space between you and other cars. You may also use a navigational app to see if there’s a better, alternative route you can take to skip through the traffic.
We hope you take on these challenges without any problems this summer. Before you head out for some summer fun, make sure to bring your car to Gowen’s Automotive Repairs. Please give us a call or visit soon!