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Now that the skies have cleared and the summer weather is here, it’s a great time to take your family or friends on a road trip. This article has some great tips which can help you to plan.

Without a doubt, summer has to be the most popular and favored season and time of the year. Not just because the sky is clear, the weather is great, and the sun’s bright rays are beaming down, but also because it’s a time for students to take a break from school and their parents to take time from work to enjoy a family vacation. Mooresville Synthetic Oil knows just how enjoyable a road trip can be, however, also knows that it can also lead to frustrated and angry passengers without some planning and tips, and has prepared a great post to share which can help.

A Basic Plan

One of the most important benefits of a road trip is the freedom it provides, as opposed to flying or taking the train. For this reason, it’s important that your planning doesn’t impose or restrict the fun of a road trip. For example, consider these tips:
  • What is your destination?
  • Are there any nice places to stop along the way?
  • Which route will you take?
  • If something happens on the road, do you have alternative routes?
  • Ask the drivers to decide on their driving shift so they are ready.
  • Who will be packing the snacks and drinks?
Just six simple planning steps is all it takes to give your road trip a solid foundation so that everybody is on the same page, but doesn’t limit your freedom or ability to be flexible with your plans and adventure.

Speaking of Snacks

Just like your and your passengers will enjoy snacks and drinks along the way, so too does your engine requires its own sustenance in the form of engine fluids. Without these, your engine not only won’t perform well, but it won’t perform at all. Before you leave, make some time to check your fluid, starting with these:
  • Engine oil
  • Brake Fluid
  • Power Steering Fluid
  • Transmission Fluid
  • Coolant
  • Water and soap for your wipers
If you can see that any of these fluids are running low or you aren’t sure when they were replaced, take the opportunity now to flush out their containers and lines and replace it with fresh product. Click here to buy Signature Series 0W-20 Synthetic Motor Oil and keep your engine in good shape this summer with a synthetic oil change in Mooresville. To place an order or to learn about the benefits of a synthetic oil change, speak with an expert at Mooresville Synthetic Oil by calling (336) 247-0212 or check out the online store.


Moving on to your tires, it’s important to realize that, despite how tough they look, your tires aren’t impervious to damage and a puncture or a blowout on the freeway can cause serious problems, not to mention bringing your adventure to a halt. Take your car into the light and check your tires for these concerns:
  • Bald spots on the tire where there is no tread
  • Punctures, such as nails or glass, where the debris is stuck in your tire
  • Items which are lodged in the tread of your tire
  • Cracks around your tire, including the inside, which could cause a blowout while you are driving
If you can identify any of these concerns or you can see any other problems, have the tire checked, repair, and even replaced before driving on it again. Of course, be sure to include your spare tire in this check.


Just because your vehicle isn’t an electric one doesn’t mean that your vehicle doesn’t rely on electrics not just for its operation, but also for driver and passenger safety. With this in mind, ask a friend or family member to sit in the vehicle and operate its controls while you ensure your electrics are working, such as:
  • Headlamps - are they both bright and functioning?
  • Brake and tail lights - Do they turn on correctly?
  • Indicators - are all of your vehicle’s indicators working?
  • Reverse lights - there are important also, so check they come on when in gear.
  • Do your dashboard lights turn on when your engine starts?
Checking these items and replacing any old bulbs is a great way to not only improve your safety on the road but also prevent the need to pull over at night on the side of the freeway while you wait for somebody to bring you a replacement bulb.

A Synthetic Oil Change in High Point, NC

Each of these tips is a great way to help you plan a road trip, and with the help of regular maintenance like a synthetic oil change can go a long way to ensuring you and your passengers enjoy your trip. To find out more or to place an order, speak with a friendly professional at Mooresville Synthetic Oil by calling (336) 247-0212.


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