Before hitting the roads in Port Arthur, TX, it's important to review your vehicle using our service checklist. Here at Mid County Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT, we're encouraging all aspiring road-trippers to check out your vehicle before embarking on your next adventure. Unexpected things can happen in the blink of an eye, so it pays to be prepared, especially when planning a long roadtrip.

To help you get started, the service experts at our Mid County facility have come up with a checklist for you to use at home in Beaumont:

Service Checklist

  1. Oil Change - Every road trip starts with a fresh oil change. To help maximize your engine's performance, changing the oil ensures clean combustion and sustainable power for the roads ahead. Also, consider changing the oil filter as well.
  2. Tire Rotation - Before hitting the roads, be sure to rotate your tires. Tire rotation helps maintain the quality of your tires and keeps you and your passengers safe when the going gets tough. If you notice that your tires are bare and don't have any tread on them, now is also a good time to replace them.
  3. Replace Air Filters - As the seasons change, you'll notice an increase of pollen and bugs fluttering through the air as you drive. To maintain breathable air quality inside the cabin, check to make sure your air filters are clean and undamaged. Most vehicles have several air filters, so check to see how many you have and inspect them all.
  4. Check Fluids - Pop open the hood and check your fluid levels, including your brake fluid, coolant, windshield wiper fluid, and power steering fluid. While you're poking your head around down there, check to make sure there are no major leaks or damages coming from any of the tanks or hoses.
  5. Inspect Brakes - One of the most important operating systems on any vehicle is the brakes. Check and test to make sure your brakes are working properly and that you have good stopping power when you need it. For expert consultation, our Mid County staff is happy to help diagnose and replace your brakes if needed.

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Learn more about proper road trip preparation and speak to a service associate today by giving us a call! We look forward to meeting you!

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