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Should I Have My Car Inspected Before a Long Trip?

If you have an upcoming road trip for the Fourth of July or during the summer, we highly recommend having your car, SUV, or truck inspected. A pre-trip check up can help you avoid costly repairs or breakdowns that can take away precious vacation time. At Desi Auto Care, we care about you. A well-maintained vehicle ensures you arrive at your destination safely. Check out some of the things we typically check during a pre-trip inspection:


It is good practice to have your battery inspected and tested at least once a year. Aside from checking for a proper charge, you need to make sure the battery connection points are free of corrosion. If you have no experience with doing this, bring your car to our auto repair shop soon.


Car fluids can quickly jeopardize vacation time if they are low, contaminated, or both. You can avoid all the trouble with proper auto maintenance. We can make sure you’re topped off on coolant, brake fluid, oil, and more. Additionally, we can replace any filters if needed.

Belts and Hoses

Belts and hoses are the backbone of your vehicle, and they should not be cracked or frayed. Otherwise, it can lead to various failures. For example, the serpentine belt runs along the HVAC system, power steering system, and more. Typically, your manufacturer will have the recommended replacement interval listed in the owner’s handbook.


Brakes can be quite noisy when they wear down or go bad. If you hear squealing noises, it usually means the brake pads are going out. Whereas grinding noises can point to uneven brake rotors. Also, a spongy brake pedal can mean insufficient brake fluid. Please come by our auto service shop for a thorough brake inspection.


The last thing you want happening on your road trip is for your tires to blow out. You can avoid this catastrophe by monitoring your tire tread, pressure, and other maintenance services. 


If you need a pre-trip inspection soon, we welcome you to Desi Auto Care in Stratford, NJ. Feel free to give us a call or stop by our shop today.

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