Auto Maintenance in Corona, CA

Getting Your Car Ready for a Road Trip

Peak road trip season is once again upon us. And with the country's favorite attractions fully reopening, the open road is going to be even more appealing. Before you merge onto the interstate, make sure that your car is ready to perform safely and reliably. At Harvey's Autotech, our local mechanics can expertly conduct any type of maintenance that you need for your big trip.

Important Types of Road Trip Auto Maintenance

It's a good idea to take maintenance measures that will help your vehicle regulate the heat. Getting cooling system service will reduce the risk of your engine overheating as you drive across vast stretches of highway under the blazing sun. Coolant generally needs to be exchanged at 30,000 miles, but you can check your owner's manual to see the exact mileage points for your car. Another maintenance task to keep the heat in check is AC service. When you get AC service, we'll check over the system's parts and make sure they're working just like they should. When the heat turns scorching, a healthy AC system will play a crucial role in ensuring that your family stays in a good mood.

You'll also want to complete any necessary safety measures before you embark. Out on the open road, you just can't predict when you might encounter a startled deer or distracted driver, making it very important that your brakes are working perfectly. During brake service, we'll check over your braking system parts, replace pads as necessary, and lubricate parts as needed. If we discover any major brake trouble, we'll give you an accurate estimate for the repairs. For safety purposes, tire pressure should be checked before you leave. Tire pressure typically needs to be at a level between 30 and 35 psi, and it's worth checking your tires for their exact guideline. Proper tire pressure will significantly reduce the risk of a blowout. Another safety task is to replace old wiper blades. If a heavy summertime thunderstorm suddenly starts dumping rain on the highway, you'll feel fortunate that your new wiper blades are providing you with a safe level of visibility.

Auto Maintenance in Corona, CA

If you need auto maintenance before your adventure, contact Harvey's Autotech at (951) 432-5373. At our nearby auto shop, we can complete any type of repair or maintenance that your vehicle needs. Feel free to give us a call today to make an appointment!

Harvey's Autotech Blog
Posted: June 30, 2021

Written and Published By MORBiZ