• May 28, 2024

Going on a long road trip with family or friends this summer? Exciting, we know! But before you hit the road, one of the things you need to ask yourself is this: “Is my car ready for the long drive?”

You see, car trouble can not only ruin your next road trip, but it can also be unsafe for you and your passengers. Performing a few car maintenance tasks before you hit the road can help ensure that your vehicle is ready for the adventure.

Prestone, the leading brand for under-the-hood auto care, offers high-quality products—including coolants, brake fluids, power steering fluids, and motor oils—that provide superior protection and performance for your vehicle. 

And because Prestone has been delivering trusted, innovative car maintenance products since 1927, you can rest easy knowing that your vehicles will run smoothly with the brand’s products. 

Here are some tips for your safe and worry-free travels.

1. Keep your engine’s temperature stable. If you’ve ever experienced an overheating car, you know it’s not cool. There’s steam coming out of your engine, you need to pull over, and might even need to call for roadside assistance. 

To prevent this from happening, you need to check your coolant level before hitting the road. Coolants help prevent your vehicle’s engine from overheating. It does this by absorbing the heat and releasing it through the radiator. Prestone Coolants have a special formulation that ensures the best operating temperature for your car’s cooling system. Its special additives, called inhibitors, prevent damage to metal or rubber, and therefore keeps vital parts rust- and buildup-free.

Prestone Asian Coolant has upgraded and patented technology that provides instant protection to all engines—whether new or old. There are different variants available for different Asian car brands and model year, so you’re sure to find one for your vehicle.

Prestone also has a Ready to Use Coolant, which is a pre-diluted blend of ethylene glycol & deionized water. It’s convenient and easy to use as you only have to pour it directly into your cooling system to prevent it from overheating, boilover, rust, and corrosion.

2. Check your brakes. Inspect your brakes to see if it has the right amount of resistance when you step on the brake pedal. Replace the pads if needed and top up with high-quality brake fluid such as Prestone Brake Fluid DOT 3 and DOT 4 for a safe ride.

3. Make sure to top off all the necessary fluids. Apart from your engine’s motor oil, which is essential to keep the engine protected, you also need to check your power steering and transmission fluids.

4. Check your battery, lights, and tires. Before embarking on your adventure, inspect your vehicle’s battery as well as its lights (headlights, taillights, brake and reverse lights, and turn signals). Your tires should also be in good condition and have the right level of pressure. 

5. Gas up. Having a full tank of gas means you don’t have to worry about running out of fuel during a long road trip or when you’re stuck in heavy traffic.

6. Bring a travel health kit. Since you’ll encounter different people and surfaces when you’re out and about, you need to take certain precautions. Bring a travel first aid kit, which should include pain relievers, antiseptic, bandages and adhesives, and scissors and tweezers, among others. You should also bring with you antibacterial wipes. Prestone’s Disinfecting Car Wipes are good for wiping down high-touch surfaces of your vehicle as they’re clinically proven to kill 99.9% of bacteria and viruses, including the COVID-19 virus. 

Take these necessary steps to help ensure that your vehicle is in good condition prior to a road trip. Not only will it help you avoid spending your vacation in a repair shop, but more importantly, it will make your trip a fun time for everyone.

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