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With Summer getting so close, everyone is getting ready for more travel time on the road. Whether you’re just planning to drive around town more frequently, or you’re planning a major road trip, you’re going to put your car through its paces during this warmer season. Here are a couple crucial tips for getting your car ready for another summer on the road.

If you’re going to be taking a big road trip this summer, there are a few preparations you should take with your car to ensure a smoother journey. Here are five of the important tips (in addition to making sure you check your tire pressure) to insure smooth travel:

Change Your Oil & Filter

Always make sure you don’t need to take time out of the trip to address these issues. Get it done now when there’s time.

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Now that we’ve got hotter temperatures on the way for summer, the worries about making sure you have enough anti-freeze in your car over. Now it's about the possibility of overheating! For people in the car, that means turning on the air conditioner, and for your radiator in the engine, it means having enough coolant.

If your anti-freeze levels in the car are good, make sure you’ve also had your coolant checked, and that there are no leaks in the radiator. Your air conditioner, however, runs on another type of fluid, and that’s called “refrigerant.” You want to make sure you have enough of this for when you turn your air conditioner during the summer.

So, you have an upcoming road trip that you are excited about, and you have made several lists to make sure that you don't forget a single thing. But did you happen to include a few car maintenance checks and items on that list that should be done before you hit the road?

Check Your Brakes

Your brakes are an essential component of your vehicle and not checking them before your trip could prove disastrous. Before embarking on your journey, be sure to check the brake pads to make sure they are not worn and need to be replaced.

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