Summer road trip? Check our trip inspection list
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Before you hit the open road this summer, run through the Bernards Garage Road Trip Checklist to lower your chances of getting sidelined by vehicle troubles.
Check your tires: Are your tires at the correct pressure? How much tread do your tires have left? How even is the tire wear? Tires are the most common component of vehicles to fail, so make sure yours are in good condition
Make a road trip playlist: Theres nothing worse than the static of a radio with no service, so burn a CD or create an mp3 playlist with your favorite jams to keep the good times rolling.
Check your different engine fluids: If your transmission fluid isnt pinkish and almost clear, have it drained and changed out. Check to make sure you have the proper amount of coolant in your cooling system. And change out the oil and air filter in your engine. The improved fuel economy alone is reason enough.
Bring some good snacks: Theres nothing worse than a car full of hungry people yelling at each other. Grab a couple of bottles of water per person, and have foods like trail mix, granola bars, bananas, and jerky handy for when hunger strikes
Stop by Bernards Garage: At Bernards Garage, vehicle safety is our number one concern. Our knowledgeable and experienced technicians can help ensure your vehicle is running smoothly before your trip. Give us a call, check out the website, or stop by today!
2036 SE Washington St., Milwaukie