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Preparing for a Summer Road Trip

Summer is the season of road trips! No matter how far you’re driving, it’s important to be prepared when you hit the road this summer. The parts and service team at Advantage Ford LINCOLN can help ensure that you are. Here are some ways to make sure your vehicle is ready to hit the roadways this summer.

Stay up-to-date on vehicle maintenance

It’s very important to make sure you’re doing routine checks on your vehicle, especially if you’re about to drive it a long distance. Things like regularly changing your oil, getting tire rotations, and scheduling overall inspections are necessary to keep your vehicle in great shape and avoid any unexpected mishaps. The team at Advantage Ford LINCOLN can help you with all of this. Schedule your service today.

Keep emergency supplies in your car

It’s always good to be prepared, whether you’re taking off on a long trip or not. Pack an emergency kit for your vehicle just in case! Here are a few items to include:

  • Flashlight
  • First Aid Kit
  • Non-perishable food/ can-opener
  • Water
  • Jumper cables
  • Basic tools
  • Cell phone car charger
  • Non-perishable food/ can-opener
  • Warm clothes and blankets
  • Shovel
  • Ice scraper

For more information on packing a great emergency kit, see our guide.

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Do a thorough cleaning of your vehicle

Most people think to clean the inside of their cars before a road trip, but what’s also important is cleaning the exterior. Having a washed vehicle will help guarantee good visibility when you’re on the road. Waxing your car will prevent some of the dirt and dust build up throughout your trip.

If you’re headed on a road-trip this summer and need to make sure your vehicle is ready, visit Advantage Ford LINCOLN or call 800-354-2220.