Lochmandy Ford of Knox Road Trip Checklist

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Lochmandy Ford of Knox
Road Trip Checklist

Is my car ready for a road trip? Are road trips bad for your car? Let the team at our Ford dealership near La Porte, IN, address all your car trip concerns and ensure you're prepared to hit the open road. Before you cruise the highways and byways of America from the driver's seat of your Ford or another vehicle, you should visit our Knox Ford service center. We'll review all the things to check before a road trip and provide a multipoint inspection.

Car Maintenance Checklist

We have a comprehensive road trip safety checklist for a pre-trip inspection that ranges from checking fluid levels to replacing worn Ford parts. Our Ford service team wants you to travel with complete peace of mind, so we're here to help when you're preparing for a road trip. Our car maintenance checklist by mileage includes:

  • Oil change
  • Top off fluids (windshield washer, transmission, etc.)
  • Engine and cabin air filters
  • Windshield wiper blades
  • Tire rotation and inspection
  • Brake inspection
  • Battery check
  • Headlights and taillights
  • Belts and hoses
  • Replace worn parts

Road Trip Essentials

There's much more to road trip preparation than maintenance and repairs. It's important to be equipped for potential emergencies or unexpected situations with items like jumper cables and a spare tire. You can buy OEM Ford accessories at our nearby dealer, including all-weather floor mats and UV window shades. Other things to buy as you get the car ready for a road trip include:

  • Jumper cables
  • Emergency kit
  • Flashlight
  • Spare tire
  • Extra phone charger
  • Small cooler
  • Paper map
  • Jug of water
  • All-weather floor mats
  • UV window shade