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08/29/2019
With the clear skies and the sun shining above, it’s the perfect time for family and friends to get together for a road trip. This post has some great tips to help you plan yours.

Summer is arguably the most favored season and time of the year, not only because of the enjoyable weather it brings but also because it’s the time when students are away from school and parents take a vacation from work, which are the perfect ingredients for a road trip. If this sounds like your type of summer, below are some great tips from Ken Reaser Enterprises to help you get started.

A Basic Plan

One of the many benefits to a road trip is the freedom and flexibility which you have, and it’s important to keep that feeling. With this in mind, the first tip comes in the form of keeping your planning basic, with just enough plans in place to ensure you and your passengers are all on the same page without hindering your adventure:
  • Settle on a destination
  • Choose which route you will take
  • Plan alternate routes in the event of traffic or other problem on your preferred route
  • Consider some nice places to stop along the way
  • Ask drivers to discuss their driving schedule to help prepare for their drive
  • Is somebody bringing snacks?
Six basic items are all it takes to give you a solid road trip foundation with lots of flexibility to enjoy the adventures which come along the way.

Food for Your Engine

Just like your and your passengers will want to enjoy snacks and rehydrate along the journey, your engine also needs its own version of snacks. For your engine, this means the range of fluids which it relies on to keep you moving. Before you all leave, set aside some time to check each of the fluids which your vehicle utilizes, starting with these:
  • Engine oil
  • Brake Fluid
  • Power Steering Fluid
  • Transmission Fluid
  • Water and Coolant
  • Wiper fluid and water
If you can see that any of these levels are low or that the fluid inside the tank has passed its service time, instead of just topping up, flush out the old fluid and replace it with fresh product. Once you’ve done this, keep what is left in the bottle stored safely in the trunk of your car. Click here to buy Signature Series 0W-20 Synthetic Motor Oil and keep your engine in good shape during summer drives with the help of a synthetic oil change in Apopka. To place an order or to find out more about the benefits of a synthetic oil change, speak with Ken Reaser Enterprises today at (321) 230-6958 or check out the online store for the full range of products available.

Tire Time

With your fluids in good order, it’s time to check the condition of your tires. After all, something as simple as a flat can see you stranded on the side of the road instead of enjoying the beach. Bring your vehicle into the light, including the spare, and check for these concerns:
  • Bald spots on your tire/areas without tread
  • Any items which have punctured your tire and become lodged
  • Debris lodged in the tread of your tire
  • Cracks
Any of the above can present a serious problem during a road trip, so if you can identify any of these or other problems, be sure to have it checked and repaired before driving on the tire again.

Electronics and Safety

You don’t have to be driving an electric car to rely on electrics to get you from A to B. Whether it’s the radio, power windows, headlamps, and even your sunroof, it’s all connected by wires. And just because you can’t see the wires, doesn’t mean that they aren’t susceptible to damage. For this reason, prior to leaving, ask a passenger to operate the controls from the driver seat and tour the vehicle to ensure each item is working, starting with:
  • Headlamps are operating and bright
  • Tail and brake lights function
  • Your reverse lights activate when in gear
  • Each of your vehicle’s indicators is working
  • The lights on your dash come on when you first start the engine
Items like these are not only important to keep you safe and other motorists advised of your intentions, but if a headlamp or a tail light bulb blows while you are driving, you need to pull over and wait for a replacement to arrive.

Boost Your Engine Performance with a Synthetic Oil Change in Apopka

Combined with regular maintenance such as a synthetic oil change, these tips can go a long way to improving your engine performance and health. To place an order or to find out more, speak with a synthetic oil change expert at Ken Reaser Enterprises by calling (321) 230-6958.
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