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Here are 5 things you must do to ensure smooth road trip

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Mar 26, 2018, 12:45 pm IST
Updated : Mar 26, 2018, 12:43 pm IST

Weekend getaways with friends and family are an ideal option to run away from the hustle and bustle of the city and cherish holidays.

If you want to ensure a smooth ride and not ruin the trip by any breakdowns than here are the top 5 things one must keep in mind before hitting the road. (Photo: Pixabay)
 If you want to ensure a smooth ride and not ruin the trip by any breakdowns than here are the top 5 things one must keep in mind before hitting the road. (Photo: Pixabay)

If you are a travel junkie and love going on quick road trips than start planning now! Gear-up for the long weekends of 2018 and take a break from your daily routine to fill your year with adventure. This year there are 16 long weekends to look forward to.

Weekend getaways with friends and family are an ideal option to run away from the hustle and bustle of the city and cherish your holidays. It could be even more exciting if you drive down to your destination. But driving the car by yourself will have their own sets of challenges.

So, if you want to ensure a smooth ride and not ruin the trip by any breakdowns than here are the top 5 things one must keep in mind before hitting the road, as suggested by Mahindra First Choice Services (MFC Services).

Wheel-alignment and wheel-balancing: It is a very important aspect to keep in mind when you are driving on highways and when you have a leverage to drive a little fast. Ensure to get a proper wheel alignment and balancing so that the wheels don’t drift away from you. This would help you to experience a smoother and more comfortable ride.

Coolant: To avoid the auto engine to overheat extremely fast, you should use coolant to dispel heat. Overheating leads to the breakdown of the car that will leave you stranded or may cause an accident.

Electrical equipment and lights: Check the horn, the windshield wipers, and all the lights in your car. You should replace the wipers or get rubber refills if they don't clean the windshield perfectly, and have some extra light bulbs on hand, as well. Depending on the season and your location, you should also make sure that the heater and air conditioner are in good working order.

Brake-fluid: It’s very important to get the brake fluid level checked at regular intervals. If the fluid l­­evel falls down, it could possibly lead to causing brake system failure.

Tyre pressure: Maintaining tyre pressure is a vital thing for a car. Over-inflated tyres increase the chances of a blow out and will cause you major inconvenience. The tyres with the correct pressure have a longer life and increase your fuel efficiency.

These are the things that will help you experience a smooth and enjoyable road trip. In case of any roadside emergency one can make use of the 24x7 Roadside Assistance package by MFC Services. The skilled technicians will make sure that they deliver hassle free service and help you complete your journey safely.

Tags: road trip, travel, tourism, vehicle, car care, electrical equipment, coolant, wheels