Summer is the time to set out on adventures! We recommend getting out of Orlando and taking a much needed road trip before the summer is over! Before heading out, the experts at Toyota of Orlando have assembled some tips to know so you have one less thing to worry about during your road trip!
Make your car road trip ready
Before taking your car out for a long drive, Toyota of Orlando has a few vacation car maintenance tips for you to know. These will make sure that you vehicle is ready to hit the road and not give you any issues while you drive.
Tip #1: Make sure your oil is checked – It’s incredibly important to get your oil checked before heading out on your road trip this summer. Since you’ll be driving further than your car is used to, you want to make sure the engine is in the best shape that it can be. Our auto service techs will let you know if your vehicle is due for an oil change after giving it a multi-point inspection.
Tip #2: Inspect your tires – You more than likely don’t want to get a flat tire when you’re on the road. That would be an extreme waste of time, and money, since you’ll have to buy a replacement! Make sure you get your Toyota tires checked ahead of time to see if any service needs to be done. Our service center can perform services like tire rotation, tire changes, tire balancing, and more.
Tip #3: Check your A/C system – It’s pretty hot no matter where you decide to drive this summer. While on a road trip, nothing will get people more agitated than having to sit in a confined space without any cold air! Our Orlando team can make sure that your air conditioning system is fully functional inside of your vehicle. If not, we’ll recommend services and parts to increase your air flow.
Tip #4: Don’t forget brake service – Something that sometimes gets overlooked until it’s too late is break maintenance. Toyota of Orlando suggests making sure to get your brakes checked at the first signs of wear and tear. You don’t want to drive around with a worn brake pad for too long. It could cause more expensive repairs on your rotors later down the line, and it actually increases your risk of getting into an accident. That can be especially said on roads you don’t know and weather you aren’t prepared for.
Recommended maintenance for your Orlando vehicle
Does your car need auto service before heading out on your next road trip? Our Orlando service center is here to help! Call Toyota of Orlando at (407) 298-4500 to schedule a service appointment with us! We’re located at 3575 Vineland Road, which is just off I-4 near the Millenia Mall.