Why A Trip Inspection Is A Good Idea

Why A Trip Inspection Is A Good Idea


At West Service Center, Inc. we get a lot of Chesapeake motorists asking about car trip preparation. That’s a big deal. You could be driving through mountains and deserts in some pretty lonely areas outside of Chesapeake so it’s important to know that the car is up to the task and won’t leave you stranded.

Smart Chesapeake car owners plan ahead for a major road trip – there are a lot of things to get ready. Where should you start? You could start with the tires. Look them over for tread wear and check to see that they are properly inflated. Take a quick test drive around Chesapeake to see if you can feel any vibrations: are the wheels in balance? Is the car tracking straight? Is the alignment ok? Come to West Service Center, Inc. for a peace-of-mind trip inspection.

904 Cavalier Blvd
Chesapeake, Virginia 23323

The next thing is a full service oil change to make sure all of your critical fluids are topped off and you have fresh oil for the trip. And if your car has over 75,000 miles, you may consider putting in the high-mileage formulation to clean harmful sludge deposits in the engine. You may also need a new PCV valve and an engine air filter.

How about your transmission and brakes? Have you had your transmission and brakes inspected in the last six months?

How are your wiper blades? There’s nothing like not being able to get rid of the bug juice on a long road trip away from Chesapeake.

Check your owners’ manual for any other key recommended service and have West Service Center, Inc. in Chesapeake do the multi-point inspection before you head out in Virginia.

Consider also having the coolant system serviced at West Service Center, Inc. – you want to stay within the auto manufacturer’s recommendations. If you’re towing a trailer in Chesapeake you’ll want to be keep in mind that you’ll be going a long way under severe conditions.

A lot of Chesapeake folks overlook severe conditions like towing, or Chesapeake summer heat, or driving on dirt roads in Virginia. Plan ahead for your next road trip – West Service Center, Inc. wants you to get there and back.

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