Ensure your vehicle is properly maintained. If maintenance is not up to date, have your car and tires inspected before you take a long drive.
Map your route in advance and be prepared for busy roads during the most popular times of the year. If possible, consider leaving earlier or later to avoid heavy traffic.
Keep anything of value in the trunk or covered storage area.
If you’re traveling with children, remind them not to talk to strangers. Go with them on bathroom breaks and give them whistles to be used only if the family gets separated.
It’s that time of the year again. The leaves are changing, the temperature is gradually dropping, and the holidays are beginning to roll in. This season can be pretty hectic to keep track of basic maintenance, so here at 60 Minute Tune, located at 11920 Balboa Blvd., Granada Hills, CA 91344, we’ve provided you with some tips. Happy holidays!
Newer model vehicles are equipped with a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) to warn drivers that at least one of their tires is underinflated. The dashboard light looks like an exclamation point inside of a horseshoe and, if illuminated, should be addressed immediately.
When the TPMS light goes on, it should not be ignored. Driving on underinflated tires can lead to an accident or cause damage to your vehicle. Check your tire pressure monthly including your spare as part of a proactive maintenance plan.
A pre-trip vehicle check can determine how road-ready your vehicle is so you can take steps to have any problems fixed before heading out for vacation.
Before you hit the road, 60 Minute Tune recommends a vehicle check to help avoid the inconvenience, potential safety hazards and unplanned expense of breaking down miles away from home.