Maintenance Tips for Getting Road-Trip Ready

The return of autumn will no doubt have your mind wandering to thoughts of taking a well-deserved road trip. Whether it’s heading out to catch some action on the gridiron or taking a fall foliage tour, the potential for a great road trip is out there and waiting. But before you get on the road, you’ll want to make sure that your vehicle is as ready as you are.

Maintenance Tips for Getting Road-Trip Ready


One of the easiest ways to ensure your vehicle’s longevity is to be diligent about checking your fluids. Take some time every other week or so and observe your oil, radiator fluid, brake fluid, transmission fluid, power steering fluid, and windshield washer fluid. If you need a top off, you need only bring your vehicle into Don Larson GM and we will get you squared away.



With rainy conditions and slick leaves covering the roads, having your tires in tip-top shape is essential for any autumnal driving. Check your air pressure — especially since the colder weather can create a drop in PSI — and look over your tires for cracks, bumps, or any abnormalities. If you are due for a rotation — you should probably have one every 5,000 to 8,000 miles or so — the service team at Don Larson GM will get it done with the quickness.


There are several other general maintenance tips to consider before heading out for a weekend away this fall. If you want to get your fall service checklist handled in one go so that you can take your fall road trip in full confidence, look no further than Don Larson GM.

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