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Avoiding Day Trips Disasters

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How Can I Make Sure My Car Doesn't Break Down?

Death and taxes, as they say, are the only things guaranteed in life. However, it is safe to say that we have all experienced a vehicle breakdown as well, haha! While we might not add that to the list of life's guarantees, you want to be on top of things to prevent them or reduce them as much as possible.


There is no way to magically make them disappear, but there are certain ways you can dramatically reduce the likelihood of a vehicle breakdown. It comes down to "proper planning prevents poor performance" (does anyone else hear Dad's voice in the back of their head, haha?) the more your prepare, the better off you'll be. Here are a few things to watch out for as your prepare for your summertime day trips.


How Can I Avoid A Day Trip Disaster?

Establish a service schedule - This is the number one thing that we recommend as an auto repair shop. Set yourself a regular service interval calendar, where your vehicle undergoes a thorough point-to-point inspection. From top-to-bottom, side-to-side, and inside-&-out, a point-to-point inspection is the first barrier between you and a breakdown.


Have your tires checked - Your tires are the number one thing taking daily damage in your vehicle. No matter the season, the conditions, or the road, they are taking damage. It's critical for your vehicle's health and safety to look after them.


Check your fluids - Summer is here, bringing the heat with it; your vehicle is probably thirsty just like you are. Maintaining a proper fluid level and pressure will go a long way in keeping you off of the side of the road!


Find An Auto Repair Center To Help!

The best thing you can do in every scenario is to find an auto repair center that you can trust to help you with your service. There are things you will miss, time you don't have, and expertise you could use; auto repair centers have them all! Come to Ponder Auto Repair today, and we'll help you with all that and more.


Don't hesitate to make Ponder Auto Repair your go-to auto repair shop for regular maintenance and repairs. Our ASE-Certified auto mechanics are ready to help, bringing decades of experience to the Johnson City community. Visit our website today to schedule an appointment. Also, don't forget to add us on Facebook, we post all sorts of great stuff, and we would love to interact with you!


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