While many Summer plans have gone by the wayside due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, some of the best ways to enjoy summer travel are still open to us! Road trips, day trips, and short excursions around to see local sites or friends and family are still all open to us, so long as we all follow shelter-in-place and social distancing guidelines. Keep reading to find out the best ways to enjoy your summer travel!
If you plan on taking a road trip or a day trip, not only do you want to find the perfect destination, but you also want to ensure that getting there and back is as pleasant as possible. You’ll want to make sure you give your car a thorough once-over for any potential issues. Some things to look for are tire tread, headlight and taillight functionality, and a whole host of other necessary checks. Make sure you give your car a nice washing, both inside and out, so you can get things ready for your trip. No one wants to start their summer fun driving in a cluttered and messy car!
You’ll also want to make sure that all your car’s functionalities are in working order for when you get to your destination! Double-checking that your windows can roll down to enjoy the 4th of July fireworks or a gentle summer breeze will go a long way towards making your trip enjoyable. You’ll also want to check out your radio, so you know you’ll have tunes to listen to on the way!
You may want to have your engine cooling fans and tires gone over once you get home from your excursions. The summer heat can do a number on your vehicle, and it’s best to have a professional do a cursory inspection to ensure no long-term damage was done on the hot summer roads. Hot roads, rubber, and low tire tread make for a bad combination even on the best of days.
We hope these tips help make your 2020 Summer vacation one to remember! To take advantage of our complimentary complete maintenance and safety check, schedule an appointment with Cartec Automotive Services. You’ll be glad you did!