Preparing Your Car for a Road Trip

The thought of taking a road trip especially if it’s for a holiday is one of the best feelings in the world. The idea of taking on the long road is a chance to clear your mind and your thoughts and to just drive away from the reality of life. A road trip with your favourite people and your family is a recipe for joy.

Before all the fun can begin, the serious stuff needs to happen first.

You must make sure that your car is in a good condition that it can take on the long extended driving. You might be driving for 10 to 15 hours depending on your destination.

Can your car handle the strenuous continuous driving?

If you haven’t taken your car for a service in the past year then it is advisable to get your car serviced. During the service all the essential components of the car will be checked and any worn parts will be replaced. The oil and water will be topped up and you will be given the go ahead after the service to take on the road.

Are your tyres up for it?

You must have good tyres if you’re going to drive such a long distance. Inspect the tyres thoroughly. Check the following.

  • Is the tyre tread deep enough?
  • Are the tyres damaged anywhere?
  • Are they optimally inflated?
  • Also check the wheel alignment.

You may want to take your car to a tyre specialist to inspect the tyres and give you professional advice to ensure that you are safe to tackle the long road.

Having a well-serviced car with tyres that are in good condition will enhance your safety on the road. It will also give you the added peace of mind that parts won’t break down while you’re in the middle of nowhere. Have fun on your road trip.

Minty’s is amongst the leading tyre suppliers in South Africa, and is recognized for our high standard of customer service. We have built a reputation amongst our customers and ensure that they receive tyres and alloy wheels of the highest quality, amongst the largest brands nationwide.

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