What car checks should I carry out before a summer drive?
1. How to check your car tyres are safe?
Check all tyres (including the spare) are free from damage, tyre pressure is at the recommended level and treads are at least above the minimum legal depth.
2. How to check your engine won’t overheat?
Check the engine cooling system to avoid overheating. Ensure that your coolant level is topped up and check coolant hoses before setting off on a long journey. For more information, please contact your nearest Toyota authorised dealer.
3. How to check your car needs an oil change?
Check your oil levels periodically. If it's time or nearly time to have your oil changed, do it before you leave on your road trip. If you’re thinking ‘what oil’s right for my car?’ then, contact your Toyota authorised dealer.
4. How to check your air conditioning works?
Check your car’s air conditioning system before you travel. Hold your hand near the air vents and feel the air coming out. If it’s an uninterrupted flow of cold air at the same temperature, then your air conditioning is likely in good working order.
5. How to pack your car for a road trip?
Ensure heavy items are stowed on the boot floor behind the rear seats. If you need more space, use a roof rack and easy to install luggage box for added storage. If you’re towing a trailer or boat, ask a professional to install a Toyota genuine tow hitch. Finally, if you’re bringing pets along, ensure your Toyota dog guard is installed correctly.
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