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08/29/2019
Now that summer is here, it’s time for one of the most popular summer adventures, a road trip! This article has some great tips to help make yours an enjoyable one.

Summer is easily the most favored time of the year, not just because of the beautiful weather and the sun beating down each day, but also because it’s a time when both children are away from school and parents take a vacation from work and likely enjoy a road trip adventure. If you love taking your friends and family on a road trip during the summer, Ace Hi Oil has some easy-to-adopt tips which can help reduce stress levels and help you and your passengers arrive safe and happy.

Start with a Basic Plan

Despite how it looks in the movies, a road trip isn’t as simple as jumping into the back of a car and singing along to 30 seconds of a song before arriving at your destination. Instead, consider a basic plan which can help you and your passengers to feel comfortable during your drive, such as:
  • Where are you going?
  • How will you get there, and what are your alternate routes in the event something happens on the road?
  • Make a driving schedule so that all drivers know when they need to be ready, giving them time to take a nap or enjoy a snack.
  • Speaking of snacks, who is in charge of bringing them?
Even basic planning steps like these can go a long way to ensuring a smooth road trip and stress-free adventure.

Snacks for Your Engine

Just as you and your passengers need snacks and drinks during your drive, so to does your engine, by way of the various fluids it utilizes. For this reason, it’s important to check that each of your fluid levels are at the correct level and in good condition, starting with:
  • Engine oil
  • Brake Fluid
  • Power Steering Fluid
  • Transmission Fluid
  • Even water and soap for your wipers
If you can see any of these levels are low or you can see that the fluid has expired, don’t just top it up. Instead, take the time to flush out the old fluid and replace it with fresh product. Click here to buy Signature Series 0W-20 Synthetic Motor Oil and keep your engine running smoothly during long drives with the help of a synthetic oil change. To place an order or if you need help finding the right product for your engine type, speak with a friendly expert at Ace Hi Oil by calling (888) 459-9958 or check out the online store.

Check Your Tires

Just because our tires look tough doesn’t mean that they are impenetrable to damage or harm. In fact, this mentality can see many moorist on the side of the road waiting for help to arrive, simply because of a flat tire. Bring your vehicle into the sunlight and check your tires for the following:
  • Bald spots (spaces where there is no tread on the tire)
  • Items lodged in the tread
  • Debris stuck in your tire, causing a puncture
  • Cracks and stretches along the rubber which can cause a blowout
If you can identify any of these issues, be sure to have the tire repaired or replaced before driving. While it can be easy to think that, as you have been driving for so long that it won't be a problem, there is a difference between short errands and a long drive during a road trip.

Electronics

Even though you can’t see, there is a multitude of wiring which controls the electrics in your car, ranging from the radio, your dash lights, right through to your headlamps. Before you leave, have somebody sit in the driver’s seat to activate the electrics and lights while you tour your vehicle to make sure everything is working correctly, especially:
  • Headlamps
  • Tail lights
  • Brake lights
  • Indicators
  • Reverse lights
  • Your dashboard warning lights
If any of these have issues or they are not working, fix the problem before you leave. Even if you don’t plan on driving at night, if a headlamp blows while you are on the freeway in the evening, it can cause serious safety concerns, not to mention attracting police attention.

Improve Your Engine Performance with a Synthetic Oil Change in Fort Worth, TX

These tips, combined with basic engine maintenance like a regular synthetic oil change can go a long way to improving your engine performance during long drives. To find out more or to place an order, speak with an expert by calling Ace Hi Oil at (888) 459-9958.
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