We love road trips. What a great way to escape from reality for a few hours in a controlled environment. As soon as you shut the car door, set up a nice playlist and hit the road, the mind simply disconnects from any stressful idea.
Driving to the countryside is great, especially in the spring months.
It is crucial before hitting the road, to make sure your car is in optimal conditions. This way you will not only prevent from suffering a fatal accident, but you can also avoid the unease of a mechanical breakdown in the middle of nowhere.
Here are some basic tips that Big Dog Wraps put together to help you make the most of your road trip and enjoy Colorado’s countryside.
Inspect your tires for any tears or bulges in the sidewall. The tires should have a good amount of tread left. If you don’t have a gauge, hold a quarter upside down in the tread. If you can see George Washington’s top of the head, then you should consider getting new tires to ensure traction in all weather conditions.
Make sure all four tires have the appropriate air pressure. Usually, you can find this information in the owner’s manual or a sticker on the body where the driver’s door shuts.
Don’t forget to check the spare tire, as well!
Power and Lights
Check your battery to make sure it’s strong and has clean terminals: A little baking soda and water will do the job. Also, try checking all the fuses and replace any damaged ones.
Sometimes break light, head or taillight won’t work because of a defective fuse. If this is not the case, check the light bulbs and replace them as necessary.
Schedule a Checkup
Whether you’re driving a short distance or across the country, avoid leaving before performing all the necessary tune-ups and scheduled maintenance, such as oil change, brake, steering and clutch fluids, and coolant. Refer to your owner’s manual to see where fluid reservoirs are located.
A plentiful supply of clean air to your engine improves the vehicle’s performance and efficiency.
Ensure that you have all emergency equipment inside your car and that everything works correctly. Bring along a flashlight, blanket, first-aid kit, and some basic tools. Also, bring water and extra snacks, just in case.
Make Extra Money
Take advantage of your road trip and catch some new clients on the way. Advertise your business, products or services with Big Dog Wraps. We are your source for high quality, creative and affordable vehicle wrap solutions.
We will wrap your car, truck, boat, motorcycle, ATV, jet ski, and anything else to your liking. We provide solutions for all your graphic needs. It doesn’t matter if you are on vacation, cruising for the day or simply driving your kids to school; you will be capturing your customer’s attention at all times.
We can also help you, giving your personal car that unique touch you always dreamed of. Change your car’s color or combine it with other elegant colors, while you protect your car’s original paint.