If you're planning a road trip, it is important to make sure your vehicle is ready to go before hitting the road. The last thing you want to do is run into trouble in the middle of a road trip. Here are some pre-trip checkup points to go over before you make your way. Check all fluids - Make sure all of your vehicle's fluids are full and clean. Several fluids should be checked, including antifreeze, engine oil, power steering, brakes, transmission, and windshield wiper solvent. Check hoses and belts - A quick belt check can help you avoid a costly breakdown. A belt that snaps or cracks can cause failure in a number of different systems. Belts and hoses is a quick inspection for your local mechanic and replacing a belt or hoses before it breaks or snaps will actually save you a ton of money. Check the tires - Your tires should be properly inflated before any trip and should also be well balanced and aligned. If you notice excessive wear on one or more of your tires, your local mechanic can take a look and determine if your vehicle needs an alignment. These pre-trip inspection points will help you stay safe on the road and feel at ease at the wheel. If you need a vehicle inspection performed before your next big journey, we invite you to bring your car into Desi Auto Care today!