During the holidays many of us will undertake long road trips to visit relatives. That is why before undertaking a long car journey it is important to get your vehicle inspected so as not to encounter any nasty blips along the way. Feel free to bring your car into us at Sudden Impact Auto Body. As a pro collision repair center, we provide free car inspections for anyone driving through Las Vegas!
Auto Maintenance Checkup for Long Car Journeys
There are a few things to consider getting checked when it comes to undertaking long car journeys for the holidays. The last thing you want to deal with is a broken-down vehicle within the hectic holidays traffic. Read these tips to avoid that dilemma:
Check Tire Depth
When was the last time you got your tires replaced? If they are running bare, especially if you’re driving to colder regions in the US you could be in danger of slipping or losing control of your car. The penny technique is a great way to see if new tires are required.
- Place a penny between the tread ribs on your tire. A “rib” refers to the raised portion of tread that spans the circumference of your tire. Tire tread is composed of several ribs.
- Turn the penny so that Lincoln’s head points down into the tread.
- See if the top of his head disappears between the ribs. If it does, your tread is still above 2/32”, If you can see his entire head, it may be time to replace the tire because your tread is no longer deep enough.
Small Chip in Windshield
We have already stressed the importance of acting fast when it comes to a cracked windshield. The longer you leave it, the more chance the integrity of the glass will decrease further and trust us, you do not want to be dealing with a smashed windshield driving on Highway 515. A few things to consider when it comes to evaluating the safety of a chipped windshield include:
- Size of the Windshield Crack
- Position of the Windshield Crack
- Dirt/Moisture during the Car Journey
- Natural Road Bumps
- Contrasting Temperature
If you’re worried about your windshield we can evaluate it for you and provide recommendations so that you can take to the road safely.
Light Mechanical and General Maintenance
If a light has come on your dashboard and you’re unsure what it relates to you can check the car manufacturers manual that should be accompanied with the car. If you’re still unsure what the problem is just bring it in to Sudden Impact Auto and we will perform a free car inspection in Las Vegas. We carry manufacturer specific parts, so you know anything that is replaced under your hood will still carry the original car warranty. Don’t hesitate to stop by, we are more than happy to help you take to the road, your safety is our main concern.
Pro Collision Center in Las Vegas, NV | Sudden Impact Auto
Taking on long car journeys for the holidays is hard, it not only puts your car under severe pressure, but affects your own health and wellness as well. Fortunately, you have a friend in us that can help with the car part. Why choose a professional collision center that is highly recommended from all major review sites? We believe at Sudden Impact that customers need to have their voices heard. That is why we fully promote all of the reviews we receive off every customer which you can read on our Yelp, Facebook, and Testimonials page. Bring your vehicle in throughout the holiday period, or make an appointment for a car checkup after a long trip by calling us at 702-457-3002.