If this Labor Day weekend does see you on the road,
we have some tips to make sure your car runs smoothly.
Check all fluids, such as engine oil, power steering, brake and transmission fluids and windshield washer solvent and antifreeze/coolant.
Check hoses and belts.
A belt that fails can affect the electrical system, air conditioning and power steering, as well as the cooling system.
Check tire inflation and inspect the tread for uneven wear, indicating the need for wheel alignment.
Also look for bulges and bald spots.
Not only can a pre-trip inspection help reduce chances of costly and possibly dangerous road trouble, it also provides an opportunity to have repairs made at home, with one's own technician who knows the vehicle.
Especially important, it provides peace of mind. While no inspection can guarantee a car's performance, it's comforting to know proper precautions were taken.
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