Why A Trip Inspection Is A Good IdeaSeptember 24, 2015

At Lewis Complete Auto Repair we get a lot of Rowlett car owners asking about car trip preparation. That’s a big deal. You could be driving through mountains and deserts in some pretty lonely areas outside of Rowlett so it’s important to know that the car is up to the task and won’t leave you stranded.

Smart Rowlett auto owners plan ahead for a major road trip – there are a lot of things to get ready. Where should you start? You could start with the tires. Look them over for tread wear and check to see that they are properly inflated. Take a quick test drive around Rowlett to see if you can feel any vibrations: are the wheels in balance? Is the car tracking straight? Is the alignment ok? Come to Lewis Complete Auto Repair for a peace-of-mind trip inspection.

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The next thing is a full service oil change to make sure all of your essential fluids are topped off and you have fresh oil for the trip. And if your car has over 75,000 miles, you may consider putting in the high-mileage formulation to clean harmful sludge deposits in the engine. You may also need a new PCV valve and an engine air filter.

How about your transmission and brakes? Have you had your transmission and brakes inspected in the last six months?

How are your wiper blades? There’s nothing like not being able to get rid of the bug juice on a long road trip away from Rowlett.

Check your owners’ manual for any other essential recommended service and have Lewis Complete Auto Repair in Rowlett do the multi-point inspection before you head out in TX.

Consider also having the coolant system serviced at Lewis Complete Auto Repair – you want to stay within the auto maker’s recommendations. If you’re towing a trailer in Rowlett you’ll want to be keep in mind that you’ll be going a long way under severe conditions.

A lot of Rowlett folks overlook severe conditions like towing, or Rowlett summer heat, or driving on dirt roads in TX. Plan ahead for your next road trip – Lewis Complete Auto Repair wants you to get there and back.