Road Trip Maintenance Tips & Road Trip Prep

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While there are certainly plenty of things to do in Chesterfield, MO, sometimes, it’s fun to venture outside of the St Louis are into the unknown on a road trip with friends. Before you hit the road and head out, be sure to check our road trip checklist at Suntrup Volkswagen. We’ll go over road trip maintenance tips and other things to have checked before you start your journey on the road. 

Road Trip Checklist

If you haven’t driven too far outside of St Peters, you’ll want to have a few things looked at and inspected before you take off on a long road trip. Luckily, Suntrup Volkswagen has compiled a handy list of road trip maintenance tips to help you get an idea of what you should look at before you take to the roads. 

  • Fluids: Check on oil as well as coolant, brake fluid, transmission fluid, power steering fluids, and windshield wiper fluids. 
  • Windshield Wiper Blades: There’s nothing worse than being unprepared for a heavy rainstorm, which is why it’s important to make sure that your windshield wiper blades are functioning properly. 
  • AC: Instead of driving with the windows down on the highway, make sure that your AC it’s working well to keep you cool if you’re traveling during the summer. 
  • Safety Kit: While you hopefully never have to use it, it’s always beneficial to be prepared for the worst. Make sure your safety kit has items like drinking water, snacks, jumper cables, medical supplies, duct tape, flares, and other items that you may need on your road trip. 
  • Battery: Take a look at your battery to make sure it’s running at its best. You’ll want to look for things like any rustic erosion, and you’ll want to check that the clamps holding down the battery are tight and secure. 
  • Tires: Check to make sure that your tires are filled to the appropriate levels of air pressure. Even if your tire pressure monitoring system or TPMS isn’t flashing, it’s still important to check. You’ll also want to keep an eye out for the tread on your tires to make sure that your tires aren’t needing to be replaced anytime soon. 

Hopefully, these road trip maintenance tips will help you take on your next road trip with confidence. Order any parts you need through our parts store at Suntrup Volkswagen. 

Get Car Maintenance Before a Road Trip in St. Louis

Schedule service with us near Webster to get car maintenance before your next road trip, so you can make sure that everything is in working order. If you want to take a local road trip, check out things to do in Fenton, MO


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