How to Get Your Car Road Trip Ready

June 28th, 2019 by

Road trip

One of the worst things that can happen during a road trip is your vehicle giving out on you. How can you prevent this disastrous situation from happening? Proper road trip preparation.

Read our recommendations on how to make sure your car performs well on a long drive.

Tips For Car Road Trip Preparation

Follow these steps to enjoy a safe ride on your next trip:

  • Get your oil and oil filter changed.
  • Replace engine air filter.
  • Check your tires and have them rotated or replaced as needed.
  • Check windshield wipers and replace if needed.
  • Check all fluids and fill if needed.
  • Flush the radiators.
  • Test the brake lights, turn signal lights, high beams, and low beams.
  • Have battery inspected and replaced if needed.
  • Have brake pads tested and replaced if needed.

When it comes to these maintenance tasks, go with the best auto service center in the area. Schedule service at a Schumacher dealership in South Florida.

You’ll also want to make sure you pack the following items for the trip:

  • Tire gauge
  • Jumper cables
  • Spare tire and jack
  • Duct tape
  • Flashlight
  • Sunglasses
  • Car manual
  • Phone charger
  • Car registration documents
  • Documentation of your warranty plan, car insurance, and/or emergency auto service contract

Shop Reliable Vehicles for Your Next Road Trip

Looking to buy or lease a vehicle but want to ensure you choose one that will be reliable for road trips? Take a look at these makes and see how you can purchase a reliable car at a Schumacher Auto Group dealership.


97% of Subaru vehicles sold in 2009 were still on the road 10 years later, in December 2018. Shop at our Subaru dealerships, located in West Palm Beach and Delray Beach.


The Chevy brand earned an above average reliability rating from RepairPal. Shop Chevrolet at our dealership in Lake Park.


Buick was named one of the top three brands for dependability, according to a J.D. Power survey. Shop Buick at our two Buick GMC dealership locations: West Palm Beach and North Palm Beach.


Lincoln performed well in a J.D. Power study on dependability, too. Shop Lincoln at our Delray Beach dealership.

Contact Schumacher Auto Group if you have any questions about preparing your car for a long drive.

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