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Car Maintenance for Long College Commutes

Car Maintenance for Long College Commutes
Posted By: Anica Oaks on August 05, 2020

If you are getting ready for a long drive to college, then you need to spend a little bit of time servicing your car. With the proper maintenance, you should be able to avoid some of the most common issues that drivers run into on long commutes. This is especially important during a pandemic, as you want to be as safe as possible both before and during any event where you may be in close proximity to others.

Inspect and Rotate the Tires


Keeping your tires well-maintained is an extremely important task, and you should always give them a thorough inspection before you start any road trip. During that inspection, you need to look for issues such as low tread, missing chunks of rubber, and objects embedded in the tires. Even if the tires appear to be undamaged, you might still want to have them rotated and balanced. While every vehicle is slightly different, most manufacturers suggest that you rotate and balance your tires at least once every 8,000 miles.

Check All of the Mirrors and Windows


After taking a look at your tires, you can then inspect all of the mirrors and windows throughout the vehicle.



During a long road trip, your vehicle is sure to get jostled around, and that movement could result in a large spider web crack that compromises your view. Luckily, an auto glass repair service should be able to fix small chips and cracks or replace the window entirely in a matter of hours.

Replace the Fluids


While it is possible to replace all of your vehicle’s fluids on your own, that task can be very time-consuming if you don’t have a car lift and other specialized equipment. This is another project that you will most likely want to leave to the professionals unless you have quite a bit of experience working on cars. When the fluids are being replaced, most mechanics will also inspect the belts, hoses, and other important parts.

Check All of the Lights


Right before you head out on your trip, you need to double-check all of the lights to ensure that they are working properly. This step is going to be particularly important if you are towing any type of trailer behind your vehicle. You might also want to bring along a few extra bulbs for all of the various lights throughout your car or truck.
In addition to these few maintenance tasks, you should also build an emergency kit for your car before your next road trip. That kit needs to include extra water, some blankets, a small toolkit, and a compact first aid kit.
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