A road trip checklist for your spring break getaway

"spring break"Who’s hitting the highway for spring break? Here at Toyota of N Charlotte, we know we’re ready for some fun in the sun (and out of the office or classroom). You’re not the only one who’s planning to get out of town for a weeklong getaway – tons of people hit the road for a spring break road trip when the weather gets warm. Toyota of N Charlotte wants to help you make the most of your getaway and get your car prepped accordingly – check out our spring break road trip checklist below!

Toyota of N Charlotte’s road trip checklist

#1: Get that oil change you’ve been delaying.

Don’t skip out on that oil change before your road trip – remember, your car will be working extra hard to travel lots of miles at high speeds. Oil will ensure that your engine can complete all of that hard work and still stay cool and lubricated. If your oil levels are too low or your oil is too dirty, then you’re in for an overheated car and possible engine damage.

#2: Check your tires and get them rotated.

You want your tires rotated so they wear evenly, especially if you’re going to be traveling long distances. You also want our Charlotte Toyota service techs to inspect them. They’ll look for physical damage, excessive wear and tear, and sidewall separation. They’ll also check your tires’ PSI as well as your tread depth to ensure you have a safe and efficient drive time.

#3: Replace your windshield wiper blades.

Hopefully it’s all sunshine during your spring break road trip getaway. However, you should be prepared for rain JUST in case. Inspect your wiper blades and replace them if need be so you have a clear field of vision no matter the weather.

#4: Inspect your headlights.

You also want your headlights, taillights, turn signals, and hazard lights to be in excellent working condition. If any bulbs are burnt out, replace them before your road trip.

#5: Check all fluid levels.

You want to schedule a Charlotte oil change before you go, but you should also have our techs check all the other fluids under the hood while you’re here. Have them inspect the levels and cleanliness of your coolant, wiper fluid, transmission fluid, and brake fluid before you leave town.

#6: Have your battery examined.

You don’t want a dead battery to keep you from your spring break destination. Have our Charlotte Toyota service techs check your battery for swelling, leaks, and rusting, but also have them test the voltage. That way they can replace your battery before you go if it doesn’t have what it needs to get the job done.

Come visit us before your spring break getaway!

Don’t head out on your spring break road trip without seeing us first – let our Charlotte auto service techs get you prepped and ready for the highway! We’re open and waiting for you at 13429 Statesville Road, just off I-77 at exit 23.

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