Vacation Preparation: Auto and Tire Service Checkups

July 1st, 2011


Now that summer is here and school is out, many of our customers are getting ready for a summer road trips and vacations.  There are a lot of things to be done before going vacation, such as packing food and clothing, making sure your house is secure and making plans when you get to your destination.  But there is one thing that Dan’s American Tire wants you to put on your vacation prep list: have your car serviced and get your tires checked. 


Often people take the everyday working condition of their car and tires for granted.  People get in their vehicles, start them and expect them to go.  Day in and day out, your car may work reliably enough.  But a long road trip is very different than trips across town.  If your car has not been tuned up recently or your tires have not been checked, you may be heading out on an adventure that is not a vacation. 


Dan’s American Tire and road safety advisory officials recommend that you take your vehicle to your local auto repair and tire service center before you take a vacation.Have an automotive technician check your vehicle over to make sure it is in proper working condition. You should have your car’s belts, hoses, brakes and fluids checked.


Make sure that they check your tires, all four of your tires and the spare tire. Your automotive technician will check your tires air pressure, the tread and the sidewalls.  If the auto repair technician sees signs of wear, they may recommend that you get your tires rotated or in extreme cases, that you purchase a pair or full set of new tires. 


Some people may want to avoid a car service and tire checkup because they don’t want to hear that they may have a few repairs to consider.  But think of it this way, if you fix a critical car issue before it is a full blown problem, you will be saving yourself time, money and keeping you and your family safe on your vacation.

For a pre-vacation auto and tire service checkup, please visit us at Dan’s American Tire.  Our website,, has coupons for auto service and tire services that can help you keep money in your pocket for your vacation.

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