How to Prepare Your Chevy for a Road Trip

With sunny skies and warm weather, summer is the perfect time of year to gather the kids, hop behind the wheel of your Chevy, and head out of Sour Lake for a road trip across Texas. Of course, you need to make sure that your journey is as safe as possible. Here are a few maintenance tips to keep in mind before you hit the open road.

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Get your oil changed

Engine trouble is one of the last things you want to happen on a road trip. Since you’re likely to add a fair number of miles to the odometer on the way to and from your destination, make sure you’re not due for an oil change. If you can’t complete the full round trip before the recommended interval, schedule a quick oil change with the service department at Sour Lake Chevrolet. After all, preventative maintenance is always better than damage control.

Check Your Tires

It should go without saying that high-quality tires are absolutely vital to on-road safety. Before you head out, make sure to inspect their pressure and tread depth. You may also want to have one of our service professionals rotate your tires to prevent uneven wear or bald spots.

Prepare Your Chevy for the Weather and Terrain

No two vacation destinations are the same, so it’s important to do your research ahead of time. If you’re traveling to an area of the country where thunderstorms are frequent during the summer, consider investing in a new set of windshield wipers. On the other hand, if your road trip takes you through the mountains, be sure your tires are ready to tackle tougher terrain.

Check on Your Vehicle’s Climate Controls

A summer road trip is family fun to its fullest. That is, unless you need to handle the heat without air conditioning. In order to make the most of your time on the road, have a technician check your AC system. If it’s not working well, we can recharge it in a snap and set you on your way in a comfortably cool car.

If your Chevy needs any attention in preparation for your next road trip, you can always rely on the team of automotive experts at Sour Lake Chevrolet.

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