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3 things to check before taking a road trip

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Whether you are headed to the coast, on a cross country road trip or a “staycation” nearby, it’s important to have your car prepared for any emergency this summer.

While you may not be able to prepare for all scenarios, there are a few good measures you can take to make sure if a break down occurs, you and your family are safe. ‘’
Here are 3 things to check before making that anticipated road trip:

1. Tires

Are your tires ready for the ride?

Check that the tires have the correct pressure and alignment and ensure your spare tire is in good working condition.

If the tread on your tires is worn out, it may be time to replace your tires before hitting the road. Blowing out a tire on the highway is extremely dangerous, so avoid the risk!

2. Vehicle fluids

All fluids should be checked to ensure they are topped off, including power steering fluid, transmission and differential fluids, coolant antifreeze, windshield washer fluid and brake fluid.

The ASE Certified mechanics at Moore Tires, Inc. can check out your fluid levels and top them off as needed.

3. Battery

In today’s vehicles, electronic components put an extra load on the battery system in our cars. It is essential to have a battery in working order!

Your vehicle's electrical system powers every thing from the ignition and fuel systems to add-ons such as your radio, headlights and wipers. The electric system is then, powered by the engine.

A car battery will usually last between 2-4 years, so if your battery is older than two years, it’s important to test it before your road trip.

Check the condition of the battery. Look for any visible cracks, damage or acid leaks. Battery terminals should be tight and not corroded.

Moore Tires, Inc. can test your battery and safely and professionally install your battery and get you back on the road!

Moore Tires : 2411 E Rock Falls Road, Rock Falls, IL 61071 : 815.625.1800 : www.mooretires.com