Vehicle Maintenance Before Your Summer Road Trip

It's already August and the summer is almost over. Before long, the kids will be back in school and it will be back to life as usual. It's easy to understand why this month is one of the most popular times to take road trips and family vacations. However, before you pack everyone (and everything) into the car for a long drive, it's important to make sure your vehicle is running its best. Whether it's a car, truck, SUV, minivan or RV, the folks at Fox Run Auto have got you covered with all the vehicle maintenance services you'll need:

Oil Change

Your vehicle absolutely needs an oil and oil filter change every 3,000-5,000 miles (depending on factory recommendations) to keep vital engine parts properly lubricated. You don't want to risk causing major engine damage that will be expensive to repair. Getting your oil changed right before a big road trip is always a good plan.

Tire Rotation

When is the last time you had your tires rotated? This is an important maintenance step to keep your tire wear even and make sure your tires, wheels and brakes last as long as possible.

Brake Inspection

Speaking of brakes, now is a great time to get your brakes checked. Fox Run Auto will inspect the brake pads, rotors, brake fluid and other brake system components, and we can make any repairs needed to keep you and your passengers safe.

Wheel Alignment Check

It's a good idea to get your wheel alignment checked periodically. Check out our most recent blog article to see some of the key benefits of proper wheel alignment, which include better gas mileage, longer tire life and improved handling/safety.

Air Conditioning Tune-Up

When you are spending lots of time in your car (especially in the summer heat), you want your A/C system to be working as it should. Fox Run Auto can test, inspect, repair and tune-up your air conditioning unit, along with cleaning the vents for optimal performance when you need it most.

General Maintenance and Inspections

Even if you don't think you need any specific maintenance or tuning up, it may be worth bringing your vehicle in to Fox Run Auto for a thorough inspection and diagnostic testing. Before you hit the road, you can rest assured knowing that your car is running the best it can.

These are just a few of the common maintenance steps you can take in advance of a long summer road trip. Call Fox Run Auto today at (302) 597-9205 or schedule your service appointment online.



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