How should I prepare my vehicle for a long road trip?
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If you have any concerns about your vehicle's road-trip readiness, a factory-trained technician at your nearest Chevrolet dealership can inspect your vehicle and make sure it's ready for the road ahead. You can also check certain key systems yourself, like fluid levels, wiper blades, tires and the climate control system. Long, uninterrupted hours of driving at freeway speeds puts unique stresses on your vehicle's engine, so be sure it's in working order before you embark!

The helpful techs at your nearest Chevy dealership service department can go under the hood to assess the condition of your engine, recommending any work that might need to be done to ensure your vehicle is ready for a long road trip. Getting stranded on the side of the highway far from home is no fun for anyone. Let us help you take on the quintessential American tradition: A road trip across America in a durable, comfortable Chevrolet!

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What Can I Do At Home to get my Car Ready for a Long Road Trip?

You can go under the hood to check fluid levels yourself, topping off wiper fluid as necessary. If your coolant level is low, however, that may indicate a coolant system leak. It's likely a vehicle with a leak in the coolant system will overheat after long enough at freeway speeds - and that can severely damage the engine. Be sure to have a professional analyze your cooling system if the cooling level is low.

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It's also a good idea to check your tire pressure. Since your tires are the only part of your vehicle that actually make contact with the road, their performance is essential. They'll perform best if properly inflated. If the tread level is low, it's smart to get them replaced so you stay safe on rain-covered or icy roads.

Make sure your air conditioner is working too, since the engine will be generating a lot of heat and so many road trips travel across hot, dusty plains and barren deserts. If it's not blowing cold, a professional can recharge the system and address any other issues so you stay comfortable.

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Finally, be sure your wiper blades are in good condition. If they're leaving streaks, squeaking or just not clearing your field of view in heavy rain, you'll want to install new ones, or have them installed by a service technician. America's heartland can experience torrential rains and tremendously powerful thunderstorms - and good wiper blades are essential for keeping you safe if you get caught in one.

For all your Chevy service and maintenance needs, the experts at Carr Chevrolet are always on hand to serve the Portland area.



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