CHECKLIST FOR THE GREAT AUSTRALIAN ROAD TRIP
There is nothing better than packing your car with belongings and heading off on a road trip. Australia is home to some of the most picturesque scenery in the world. Whether you love surfing at the beach, hiking up the mountains or escaping to the country, Australians love a good road trip.
To ensure your getaway goes to plan, you need to make sure everything is in order. Otherwise, your road trip can go from happy to horrible in no time.
BEFORE YOU HEAD OFF
As fun as a road trip is, you need to be sure that your vehicle is ready to take on the long drive. Not only will this ensure you get to your destination safely, the chances of breaking down decreases. As the leading tyre retailer in Australia, we have helped many customers with their vehicle needs before taking off. As such, we have listed the ways in which you can prevent your vehicle experiencing any difficulties on your road trip, including:
Before you even think of packing your car, you need to book it in for a service. Your car is going to be clocking up a lot of kilometres and it will take its toll. However, with a service, your mechanic will inspect and service your car that not only keeps the engine healthy, but ensures everything is operating properly.
Even if your car isn’t due for a service, it is better to be safe than sorry. Therefore, a minor service will help keep your car running smooth during your road trip.
TYRES AND WHEEL ALIGNMENT
Your tyres will bear the full force of your road trip, so you want to be sure they are in good condition to handle the long drive. If you notice your tyres are looking a bit flat or the tread is wearing out, you may need new tyres. If you are not sure, come visit Tyrepower and we can assess your tyres. If you need new tyres, book in a wheel alignment too. This will adjust your suspension in the right angle to help improve your vehicle’s control.
No matter where you are going, there are times where you will have to slam on your brakes. When you do, you need to be confident they are helping to grip your tyres on the road as you slow down, even suddenly. At Tyrepower, we can professionally check your brakes and service them if necessary. Your brakes are the most important safety feature in your vehicle, so be sure to have them checked out prior to going on your road trip.
If you are planning on going away for a holiday, be sure that your vehicle is well-maintained prior to take off. Too often, many holiday makers neglect to service or inspect their tyres, leading to hefty service bills. If your vehicle needs new tyres, call us today.