3 Tips To Ensure Your Vacation Won’t Become Disastrous
Summer is winding down, but that does not mean vacations are. In fact, I myself prefer a late summer/early fall vacation! Heading down the shore right after Labor Day is perfect – no summer traffic, much bigger crabs to catch, and ample amounts of room for boogie-boarding on the waves.
A short day or two trip down the shore is pretty regular for me, but many other Americans have embarked on much more serious road trips this summer. Check out some of theseAAA statisticscompiled in 2016:
More than one-third of Americans will take a family vacation this year
55-percent of Americans say they are more likely to take a road trip because of low gas prices
Road trips make up the most popular type of vacation (69%)
With those stats in mind, also throw into your head the amount of different scenarios that could lead to a disastrous family vacation (Google: “Griswald Family Vacation”). One thing you do not want to go wrong is a car malfunction. Here are 3 surefire ways to avoid a setback on your vacation!
1. Get Tuned Up
When was the last time you had your car in for maintenance? Whether it be for a routine oil change or to get more power steering fluid, these are all things you should consider topping-off before hitting the road. Stop putting off the task of scheduling an appointment and consider getting an oil change, checking the tire pressure, or replacing your wipers.
2. Don’t Be Too Cool For Coolant
In case you’ve lived under a rock this entire summer, it’s been awfully hot and humid out there. Your anti-freeze under the hood does not last forever – maybe you should check with AVP about getting a coolant flush before hitting the road. We sure do not want your car to overheat or you out of frustration!
3. Warning Lights: Be Gone!
This should have come up while in for any maintenance you performed lately, but in case they come up last minute, you will want them to get checked out. The last thing you want to happen is a check engine light come on when you are in the middle of nowhere and have 200+ miles to go until the next service station (trust me – this is very possible in Oklahoma). The least you can do is make sure your low fuel light is not on!
Vacations are supposed to be fun and relaxing. With a little planning, they can go according to plan and smooth as you want them to be. These tips should be at the top of your to-do list before hitting the road in your car to ensure you make it to your destination and back in one piece and calm. Luckily for you, AVP Service Center in Bristol PA will service your vehicle before you get going. Schedule an appointment online today!