How to Prepare Your Vehicle for a Road Trip

Travel Advice from the Luxury Vehicle Experts at Earth MotorCars

As we continue to reset and recover from last year's global pandemic, it can be tempting to hit the roads in search of a new adventure for you and your family.  Road trips have always been a great way to help escape the monotony of everyday life, especially now after being forced to quarantine and stay home for months at a time.

Here at Earth MotorCars, we're encouraging our exclusive family of high-end luxury drivers to prepare your vehicle for a long road trip.  Whether you plan on driving across the country or visiting your family for the first time since the pandemic, it's important that you take the proper time to prepare your vehicle for travel.

Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance

The key to preparing your luxury car for your next road trip is to start early.  The longer you wait to prepare your vehicle, the more likely you will experience problems down the road.  To help you make the most of your upcoming road trip, the luxury car experts at Earth MotorCars have come up with some best practices and car care tips to help ensure that your high-speed sports car is equipped to take on the elements.

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1. Check Engine Fluids

All high-performance and luxury racecars have one thing in common - they rely on power and precision coming from under the hood.  The best way to monitor what happens under the hood is by checking your engine fluids regularly and with meticulous examination.  Start by checking your engine's motor oil level and quality, which is arguably the most important.  But don't forget to neglect the other fluid reservoirs living inside your engine, including the coolant, windshield wiper fluid, brake fluid, transmission fluid, and power steering fluid.

2. Maintain Your Tires

Your tires are what help keep you in contact with the earth.  Here at Earth MotorCars, it's our mission to help you understand what it takes to maintain and monitor your tires.  The more time you spend behind the wheel - and depending on how fast you drive - your tires will begin to wear down rather quickly.  As your tires lose tread and become slick, it'll be easy to identify when it's time to change your tires.

3. Pack Emergency Car Kit

No matter where the roads take you, it's wise to keep an emergency kit packed away in your car. Reserved for when the going gets tough, the emergency car kit becomes an essential item that you might not know you need.  For starters, consider where you're driving to and determine which items are best suited to help you when you need them most.  We recommend including some of the following items:

  • Headlamp or flashlight with extra batteries
  • Bottled drinking water and non-perishable food
  • Extra warm clothes and heat-resistant layers

4. Test Air Conditioning System

Air conditioning is what tends to save people when the sweltering sun is scorching and beats down on a hot summer day.  Before embarking on your next road trip, we advise that you prepare and test your air conditioning system.  It could be that you are low on coolant, or you have a bad A/C compressor, but it's a good rule of thumb to test your A/C entirely before hitting the roads.  Especially if you're traveling with any animals, please consider prioritizing this step.

5. Inspect & Test Car Battery

A common oversight during routine maintenance and inspection is neglecting to inspect the battery.  For your air conditioning, radio, and even your engine to start up properly, your battery must be in proper working order.  For those inspecting your luxury car at home, make sure to properly inspect and test your car battery by cleaning the terminals, securing the battery, and putting a load on it to make sure it can withstand sufficient voltage levels.

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    Suite 132
    Carrollton, TX 75006

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