Is Your Car Ready For A Summer Road Trip?

Nothing goes with cars better than a road trip! When you become free from the daily stresses of life, and experience the open road - it can be an amazing feeling!

If you haven't already done it, now is the time to prepare your car for the summer travel season with the yearly cleaning ritual.

Is Your Car Ready For A Summer Road Trip?

Give Your Car A Bath

Winter was hard on both the exterior and interior of your vehicle, so be sure to give it a thorough wash to get the salt off of the outside. For the inside, just vacuuming may not be enough; power wash the floor mats to ensure all of the salt and winter dirt is gone. Salt removal is important to both the exterior and interior because it can cause scratching and marring as well as premature rusting.

Restore Visibility

Millions of cars have faded, cloudy plastic headlight lenses caused by exposure to the sun, which can impair nighttime driving visibility and cause glare. If you'll be doing a lot of night driving, this can seriously affect visibility and safety, epecially if you'll be on roads that are poorly lit. The American Optometric Association reports that 90% of all driving decisions are based solely on visual cues, whch means if you can't see well, then you can't drive well.

Freshen The Air

It's bad enough when annoyed siblings complain about the smell of other passengers in close proximity, but what about annoying odors coming in from the outside? Cabin air filters can help with both, as they purify the air circulating in the cabin and can remove pollen, mold spores, and other allergens as they enter the vehicle's ventilation system. Unfortunately, many drivers don’t know cabin air filters exist, let alone need to be replaced on a regular basis. On most vehicles, these filters are easy to install and can be replaced right in the driveway by handy DIY-ers, or it can easily be done at the shop.

Alex Todd Brand Manager at seguromo commented "To avoid more serious car maintenance problems you might encounter on a road trip and what you might do to avoid them. It all starts with a thorough trip inspection by your local mechanic or who ever does the work. This will always save you money in the long run and may prevent inconvenient delays on your travels."

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