- Check for recalls on your vehicle.
- Check all lights, including emergency flashers and trailer lights.
- Get tires inspected for wear and proper inflation. Don’t forget to check
your trailer tires and make sure your spare is in the trunk.
- Have your shocks and struts looked at, especially if you’re planning on traveling rough roads.
- With a cool engine, check radiator fluids (coolant reservoir full). With summer driving comes a higher risk of your engine overheating.
- Test your A/C.
- Check all other fluids: brake, transmission, power steering,
- Inspect belts and hoses for damaged rubber and loose connections.
- Have brakes checked, including trailer brakes.
- Change wiper blades if needed.
- Inspect roof racks, back-end cargo carriers and bike racks.
- Charge your phone and don’t forget your charger.
- Carry a first aid kit, a flashlight or headlamp, and extra water in case you’re stranded in the heat.
- Check weather and traffic on your route.