Heading Out for Thanksgiving: Getting Your Car Ready

Thanksgiving is a time for family, friends, and good food. But it’s also a time when many people hit the road to visit loved ones. If you’re one of those people, make sure your car is ready for the trip. Here are some tips to help you get your car ready for Thanksgiving.

  1. Check Your Fluids: Make sure your car has enough oil, brake fluid, power steering fluid, and coolant—and check for any visible leaks.
  1. Inspect Your Tires: Properly inflated tires will help improve your fuel economy and ride comfort on the road. Make sure your tires have plenty of tread and check your spare tire as well.
  1. Test Your Lights: Check that all of your headlights, brake lights, turn signals, and emergency flashers are working properly. Having a set of extra bulbs in case they fail during the trip is also a good idea.
  1. Make Sure Your Battery is Charged: A weak or dead battery won’t get you very far on Thanksgiving day. Make sure the terminals are clean and your battery is fully charged.
  1. Check Your Wiper Blades: It’s always a good idea to inspect your wiper blades before a long trip, especially during winter months when ice and snow can make visibility tough.
  1. Visit Your Mechanic: Having an expert inspect your car is the best way to make sure you’ll have a safe driving experience this holiday season. You may book an appointment with us here at HEART Certified Auto Care so we can do a full inspection on your vehicle.

With these simple steps, you’ll be able to hit the road with confidence and make it to your Thanksgiving destination safely! Happy travels!