Car Care Steps for a Labor Day Road Trip

Summer road trip season is winding down, with Labor Day nearing and the end of summer looming ahead. Many people will want to take a final summer vacation to make the most of the three-day weekend and spend time with friends or family.

Before hitting the road, it is important to make sure your car is in good working condition. Nothing ruins road trip itineraries quite like car trouble, so it’s important to know your car is in top shape before you leave. Below are a few things to get checked out before hitting the road.

A/C

As temperatures around the country are soaring, it is wise to get a quick A/C check before leaving on a summer road trip. Your passengers will thank you for checking your A/C when the outdoor temperature is hot and your car has been parked in direct sunlight. Trust us.

Brakes

If you’ll be spending any time in traffic, having a brake check is always a good idea to preserve your safety. No Worries Auto Repair can do a quick rundown on your brakes and address any existing grinding or noise.

Tires

Your No Worries Auto Repair technician can do a quick check and tire rotation for you to make sure they’re in top-notch condition before you take a long road trip. You will want to make sure your tires have good pressure and the tread is in good condition. To check the tread of your tires, stick a penny in the tread lines and note the depth it reaches. If it does not reach below Abraham Lincoln’s hair, you need new tires. Follow the video below to perform this easy test.

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The tire in the above photo does not reach the top of Lincoln’s head. The tire needs to be replaced.

Give us a call at (505)-255-0602 today to schedule a car check before taking a Labor Day road trip!