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FAQs for Preparing for a Road Trip

No matter how far the distance or incredible the sights, planning a road trip is an exciting process. Preparing a car for a road trip at our Ford service center is a key part of the process to ensure you and your crew stay safe and happy throughout the journey. If you’re not sure how to tell if your car can make a long trip or if you want to review a road trip safety checklist with the service team here, our Ford dealer near Antioch, CA, will gladly serve as a resource.

Road Trip Essentials: Car Maintenance Checklist

  • Oil change and filter replacement
  • Top off or flush brake fluid
  • Top off or change power steering fluid
  • Top off or replace transmission fluid
  • Check tire air pressure and treads
  • Tire rotation or replacement
  • Brake inspection
  • Replace cabin air filter replacement
  • Check headlights, taillights, brake lights and turn signals
  • Inspect belts and hoses
  • Replace wiper blades
  • Test car battery