For folks in the Northern Virginia area, summer is when we like to get away from the hustle of traffic and congestion. Unfortunately, long scenic drives can bring wear and tear to your vehicle, which is why starting off prepared is crucial. Since we understand how important it is to have a car in perfect condition for all of the upcoming summer excitement, below we will list why a pre-travel inspection is important and which items should be inspected.
We slap on sunscreen to protect ourselves from the sun and life jackets to keep ourselves afloat in the water, right? Well, that same preparedness is crucial for road trip safety.
Damage that has gone unchecked can grow into a massive headache if left to its devices. Defects in your tires or brake system can put your vehicle and its passengers at risk. That is why taking a short time out of your day for a pre-travel inspection is essential for road safety!
Saves Yourself Money on Repairs
While it can seem like everything is running smoothly, problems can still lurk under the hood of your car, truck, van, or SUV. Having a professional diagnose those problems before they get out of hand will save you money.
Always remember: it is less expensive to do maintenance than it is to perform a repair. The accumulated costs of check-ups on your car will not even come close to the costs of major repairs and replacements.
Rather than wait until it’s too late, take your car to get inspected now. Your bank account will thank you.
Which Items Should be Inspected?
- OIL CHANGE & FILTER
- ENGINE FLUIDS
- AIR & CABIN FILTERS
- ALL FOUR TIRES
- BRAKE SYSTEM
- RUN A BATTERY DIAGNOSTIC TEST
- HAVE DIAGNOSTIC CODES PULLED
- CHECK THE SPARE TIRE FOR AIR
PRE-TRAVEL INSPECTIONS AT CASEY’S AUTOMOTIVE IN STERLING, VIRGINIA
Casey’s Automotive, a car repair shop in Sterling, VA, offers the family-friendly service you need to enjoy that cross-state road trip without worrying about stall-outs or break-downs along the way. When a vehicle comes into one of the shops for any service, we thoroughly inspect it and send the customer a digital report.
Our digital Courtesy Inspection report covers over forty areas in and out of the vehicle, such as alignment, axles, battery, headlights, brakes, dashboard lights, HVAC, valves, pipes, and so much more!
The report is sent via text message directly to the customer and includes images and detailed descriptions. Contact us to book your service and pre-travel inspection today!