Preparing Your Car for a Summer Road Trip

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Preparing for summer road trips | Freehold Buick GMC

There’s nothing quite like a summer road trip with your friends or family. You get to spend days bonding on the road followed by soaking up the sun at your chosen destination. Of course, before you hit the open road, it’s important to prepare your vehicle for such an undertaking.

Brake System

Your brakes are one of the most important mechanical components of your vehicle when it comes to staying safe on the road. Make sure they’re in good condition before a trip.


Brake fluid is critical to your driving safety, while other fluids like coolant and oil keep vehicles functioning at their best. Wiper fluid improves visibility by keeping your windshield free of grime, bugs, and dirt; be sure you have the proper amount of wiper fluid before you leave.


Improperly inflated or misaligned tires can decrease the efficiency of your car and reduce traction with the road. Check the condition of your tires carefully and have them serviced if necessary.

Engine Maintenance

The engine is the heart of any vehicle. Check battery connections and other indicators of engine health.

Emergency Kit

Accidents can happen no matter how prepared you are. If you experience a breakdown, it’s helpful to have flashlights, jumper cables, and other useful tools packed in an emergency kit.

To make sure your car is ready for your next adventure, schedule a maintenance check with our talented technicians at Freehold Buick GMC.

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