Preparing for a Summer Road Trip

Heading out on a family vacation requires a lot of packing, but what about making sure your car is up for the trip? Here are some tips for preparing for a summer road trip from us here at South County Autos!

Spare Tire

You can bring all the necessities you want, but they might not help you if you have a flat tire in the middle of your trip. Many drivers forget to check their spare tire before heading out on a road trip. Make sure to examine the tire thoroughly and inflate it if necessary. Double check to make sure you have all the tools you need to change a tire as well!


A dead battery won’t do you any good, which is why it’s important to perform proper maintenance prior to leaving. Look over the battery for any abnormalities, leaks, and other signs of damage. It wouldn’t hurt to see how well it holds a charge too. If the battery is a few years old, it might be time to consider a replacement.


Worn wiper blades are a necessity on a long summer road trip. Heavy rains could leave you driving blind. Fortunately, windshield wipers are cheap to replace and take just a few minutes to install.

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