Brandon Auto Repair

Preparing Your Car For A Road Trip - Auto Repair In Brandon FL

Are you planning a road trip in the near future? You may think you have everything but the kitchen sink on your checklist, but have you thought about your car? Even if you aren't currently in need of auto repair in Brandon FL, we still want to extend helpful tips to our customers and potential customers. Keep reading for some helpful tips on what to have checked out by a professional two to four weeks before you pack up the car and head out on your trip.

1. Check Your Coolant: If you know how to check your coolant, perfect! If you don't, please have one of our professionals do this for you.

2. Check The Tires: Make sure your tires are inflated to the proper pressure before heading out on your trip. Low tire pressure can cause blowouts at high speeds due to heat buildup. If you are unsure of how to check your tire pressure or if you're not sure what your tire pressure should be, stop by Clarke Automotive and have one of us help you.

3. Check The Spare: Speaking of tires, you should also check your spare tire. Make sure that it is fully inflated, and that you know where to find your wrench, jack, and other tire-changing bits in the case of a blow out. If you're missing any of these key components, or if you have any questions, contact Clarke Automotive today.

4. Check The Air Filter: A clean air filter means better fuel efficiency for your vehicle. If your air filter has been in the car for over 10,000 miles, it's time to replace it. Call us and let Clarke Automotive take care of the details if you're unsure about anything. Air filters are affordable but necessary car components that can save you hundreds in gas.