Summer is here, and many people are looking forward to getting away. Wherever you are headed, Navigator Credit Union wants to help you get there safely.
A routine vehicle inspection is one step that can save a lot of unwanted stress down the road. The Mississippi Department of Transportation has some advice on what you can do to make sure your vehicle is vacation ready.
- Check tires for tread wear and proper pressure
- Check your battery
- Make sure belts and hoses are in good shape
- Replace your windshield wiper blades
- Check all brake and head lights
- Make sure your air conditioning is ready for the heat
Fluid levels, such as oil, brake, transmission, windshield, coolant and power steering, should also be inspected before hitting the road.
When traveling, it’s a good idea to keep an emergency kit on hand. The kit includes basic repair tools, jumper cables, first aid supplies, a flashlight and duct tape. Also, do not forget a spare car key, kept in a safe space.
These quick and easy steps can help you relax even more knowing your car has been prepped for this year’s road trip.