Summer is the perfect time to take a road trip, and guess what, you still have time! Road trips are by far the best way to see the country and bond with whomever you’re traveling with. But if you do decide to go on a road trip you should make sure your vehicle is ready for the journey ahead. Here are some tips to prepare your car.
Your car will be your primary mode of transportation, which means you’ll put a lot of miles on those tires. Do yourself a favor by giving them a check over. Make sure your tire pressure matches the amount specified in your owner’s manual. Look for any holes, tears, or other leaks. Think about how old the tires are, if the tread is worn down then it might be a good idea to just replace them all together, you definitely don’t want to get a blowout in the middle of nowhere.
Check your battery to make sure it’s charged and clean. If it needs a little cleaning then baking soda and water will do the trick.
Take a look at all your car windows, particularly your windshield. Look carefully for cracks or chips because if these problems go unaddressed you could face some major windshield issues not too far down the road. If the chip or crack is 6-12 inches long you can probably get it repaired rather than replaced. However, with cracks that are bigger and longer it’s important to go to an auto repair business right away. Even if it’s on the passenger side the crack can grow bigger and put you at risk of having your windshield shatter completely. Also make sure your passenger windows are working properly. Part of the fun of a road trip is hanging out the window for miles on end so you’ll want to make sure they’re functioning. Frank’s Auto Glass of Chicago is a great resource to contact for your window needs. They are a team of highly skilled technicians who can get your car’s windshield or passenger windows in great shape before setting out on the road.
The absolute last thing you want is your car to get stolen or robbed while on a road trip. Your locks and windows are the most common systems to fail so protect yourself and your stuff by getting them checked. Conveniently, Frank’s Auto Glass also handles power and manual lock repairs so contact them for both your window and lock needs!
Auto Glass in Chicago
Frank’s Auto Glass is here to make sure you are driving a car that is safe and fit for the road. We specialize in window, windshield, and lock repairs and replacements. Our services come with a 1 year workmanship warranty to make sure you receive quality, long-lasting results. Call us today at 773-488-7700 to get your vehicle road trip-ready!