School’s out for summer and your family is ready for a much needed summer vacation. But is your vehicle ready for the road?
A pre-trip vehicle check helps determine if a vehicle is ready for the road so you can avoid the inconvenience, potential safety hazards and unplanned expense of breaking down miles from home. A thorough vehicle inspection will give you peace of mind and make your journey safer.
Some of the things your vehicle service professional will look at are:
- Fluids (including engine oil, antifreeze/coolant, windshield washer fluid, power steering fluid)
- Hoses and belts
Vehicle owners should also check the Transport Canada website to see if there are any recalls on their vehicles.
And remember, seat belt use is mandatory in all Canadian provinces, so buckle up every time. When traveling with a child, it’s safest for them to ride in a car seat suited for their size and age, and all children 13 and younger should ride in the back seat.