Planning for Summer Road Trips

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer. While we still have a few weeks before the official summer solstice, we hope you get out and enjoy the beautiful weather.

One of our favorite aspects of summer is vacations, especially road trips! Whether you love cranking up the tunes on the radio or playing “I Spy” with your passengers, road trips are a great way to see more of our beautiful state of Florida and spend quality time with family.

But before you head out this summer, make sure your car is up for the trip! A pre-road trip inspection is a great way to ensure your vehicle is as ready for the travel as you are (and avoid roadside breakdowns).

  1. Maintenance
    Check your vehicle’s maintenance schedule. When was the last time you had an oil change? If you’ll be do for maintenance in the middle of the trip, you’ll be stuck searching for a new auto shop in an unfamiliar town. Call our experts at 850.455.7374 to review your maintenance – we’ll help you know what tasks should be done before you embark and what car services can wait until you return.
  2. Tires
    Your tires may be fine on your daily commute, but will they be too worn to get you back home from your trip? Low tire tread leaves you at increased risk for a flat tire, especially on long drives. Swing by Evans Automotive Service Center, and we’ll quickly let you know the condition of your tires. We’ll also check your tire pressure to help you get the best fuel efficiency on the road.
  3. Fuel System
    Speaking of fuel efficiency, how is your vehicle performing? Small routine maintenance, like replacing spark plugs or cleaning fuel injectors, can have a big impact on the performance of your engine. Boost your fuel efficiency before your road trip, and you’ll save money at the gas pump!

Checking those three things before your next road trip can make a huge difference. To ensure the best results and keep your family safe on the road, stop by Evans Automotive Service Center for a pre-trip inspection. Our ASE-Certified technicians will perform a thorough inspection of your vehicle, including the key systems put to the test during long drives and road trips, to help you take care of any needed maintenance before your travel.

To schedule a pre-trip inspection, request an appointment or call 850.455.7374.