Get your car ready for holiday travel

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Getting your car ready to take the family to the annual holiday family dinner may be an important item – especially when there are long distances to travel, and sometimes to a different state. Its probably a good idea to let a mechanic perform a full safety inspection on your car a week or two before your trip. After all who wants to spend holiday time on the side of the road, waiting for a tow truck?

Use a certified auto inspection and repair shop to inspect the following:

  • Fluid levels including coolant and windshield
  • Belts and hoses
  • Lights and bulbs
  • Tires (be sure to have your spare checked)
  • Brakes
  • Suspension

While you are at it, make sure to pack a “kit” for an emergency – bring water, a flashlight, some tools, a mobile phone, flares.

Be sure to inform friends and family of the details of your journey – the starting time and expected arrival time, and the route you plan to take.

Before going on your next trip, take your vehicle to Escondido Auto Tech. The guys at EAT are friendly and fast and can go through a comprehensive vehicle inspection to make sure you have a safe journey. Schedule an appointment today at Escondido Auto Tech by calling us at (760)745-4454.