How To Prepare for a Summer Road Trip

Road trips are something people should do at least once in a lifetime. Especially if you live in a country that possesses long lengths of good roads, like the UAE. Amongst the things you need to do such as map your route, find hotel deals, also remember your car. That’s what’s going to take you there, you don’t want to get stranded or get your road trip ruined because of a bad car.

Check your fluids

Vehicles produce lots of heat and also lots of friction. Your car fluids are responsible for taking care of all these.  Mileage is what determines when to top up or change your car fluids. These fluids we are looking at are the brake fluid, engine oil, wiper fluid, radiator fluid, power steering fluid and transmission fluid.  They have recommended mileages before you change them.

Engine oil: This is for lubricating the different parts of the engine such as the crankshafts. Piston, camshaft and more. Change your oil every 7,500 – 10,000 miles. Or change it when it’s black and dirty. Between oil changes don’t forget to top up your oil, if It’s dipping.

Tyres

Make sure the tyres are properly inflated. Under-inflated tyres would use more fuel and ruin your tyres, over-inflated tyres could also ruin your tyres and then cause blowouts which could then lead to accidents.  So for every 1000 miles you travel, check your air pressure and check it before you begin the journey. Check the tread and make sure it’s not below 1.6mm, once it gets to 3mm start making plans to change it. Check for cuts, damages and signs for faults on the tyres. This might warrant for you to change your tyres. If you want to change your tyres buy online at Dubai tyre shop. Not only will the tyres be delivered to you, but also you get a free tyre rotation, free fixing, and freewheel alignment and balancing.  We offer good brands such as Nexen tyres Dubai, Abu Dhabi and many other brands.

General Maintenance

If it’s been a while since you did general maintenance on your car or the schedule will be around when you’re on your road trip, you might want to do it now.  General maintenance should take care of your brake pads, check for fluid leaks, check for the belts, align and balance your wheels if that’s needed. Just in general put your car in optimal working condition.

Emergency Kits

Replenish your emergency kit in the event that you need them. Have your torchlight working, have fresh batteries, first aid kit, penknife, duct tape, emergency flares, drinking water, non-perishable food and also phone battery charge. Don’t forget to also make sure that your spare tyre in working condition.

Clean And Organize

Clean your car of grime, and dirt so that you’re comfortable while on the trip. Also, don’t forget to organize your trunk especially so that you can easily find what you need.

 

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