Gear up for Your Next Summer Road Trip with These Tips

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​Now is the perfect time to head off on a thrilling summer road trip, but whether you're planning to take advantage of the summer heat or escape it, you'll want to take a few measures to make sure your vehicle can make it through your adventure without a hitch. Luckily, our team at Mid County Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram is here with a few road trip tips to help you enjoy a smooth journey.

Pre-Trip Service

Car trouble is the leading cause of road trip nightmares, so we recommend making an appointment with our expert team of service technicians before you head off on your next adventure. Here are a few of our top summer services to help you get ready to go:

  • Oil change
  • Tire check (air pressure, tread depth, tire rotation, etc.)
  • Fluid top-offs
  • Engine air filter replacement
  • Brake check

We can handle these services and more for you here at our service center. Schedule an appointment today to get your car road trip ready!

Pack the Essentials

Safety and entertainment are crucial for long trips, so it's important to make sure your roadside emergency kit is fully stocked and that you have plenty of ways to keep passengers (especially young ones) occupied.

Essential items for your roadside emergency kit include:

  • First-aid kit
  • Jumper cables
  • Duct tape
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • Foam tire sealant
  • Drinking water and snacks

Other important road trip items include:

  • Map or GPS
  • Music, games, books, and audiobooks
  • Phone charger

Have Fun and Be Safe

Remember to stay focused, make stops if you're tired, exercise safe driving habits, and stay hydrated to beat the heat. From all of us at our dealership, we hope you have a safe and exciting trip. If you have any questions or you want to schedule service before you go, feel free to get in touch with us!

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