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Why A Trip Inspection Is A Good Idea

At Marshalls Automotive we get a lot of Redmond drivers 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 Redmond so it’s important to know that the car is up to the task and won’t leave you stranded.

Smart Bend 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 Redmond to see if you can feel any vibrations: are the wheels in balance? Is the car tracking straight? Is the alignment ok? Come to Marshalls Automotive for a peace-of-mind trip inspection.

2110 S Highway 97
Redmond, Oregon 97756

The next thing is a full service oil change to make sure all of your vital 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 Redmond.

Check your owners’ manual for any other important recommended service and have Marshalls Automotive in Redmond do the multi-point inspection before you head out in Oregon.

Consider also having the coolant system serviced at Marshalls Automotive – you want to stay within the vehicle manufacturer’s recommendations. If you’re towing a trailer in Redmond you’ll want to be keep in mind that you’ll be going a long way under severe conditions.

A lot of Redmond folks overlook severe conditions like towing, or Redmond summer heat, or driving on dirt roads in Oregon. Plan ahead for your next road trip – Marshalls Automotive wants you to get there and back.


  • Attribution: AutoNetTV
  • Original Post Date: June 10, 2015
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