October is upon us, and that means that the holidays will be here before you know it. Soon, you will be packing up your family to hit the road for Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, or Christmas. Perhaps you’re going to travel for the New Year. Wherever you’re going, you don’t want to spend your holidays on the side of the road. Here are some tips to get your car ready for the holidays.
First, you will need to make sure that your car’s battery is still good. Be sure that the connections are free of corrosion, and the cables connecting the battery are tight. If your battery is older than a couple of years, you need to have it checked each year. Also, have your belts and hoses inspected to make sure they don’t need to be replaced as well. You may want to bring your car in to have the oil changed and the fluids topped off before you travel to give yourself peace of mind on the road.
Have your brakes checked as well, especially if you have recently heard squealing when you brake. Also, your tires need to be checked for any wear or defects. A defect in a tire might mean a blown tire while you’re traveling. While you’re checking your car, check your windshield wipers. Autumn in many areas of the country means rain, and if your wipers aren’t removing the water easily, it’s time to replace your wipers.
If you need to bring your Hyundai in for a check-up to make sure it’s road trip ready, come by and see Advantage Hyundai at 440 Plainview Road in Hicksville. You can also call us to schedule an appointment at 844-300-7757.