Summer is officially here, and with it comes the promise of the classic family road trip. However, before you hitch up that camper or boat, before you load the car with snacks and hit "play" on your Ultimate Road Trip Playlist, the NHTSA would like you to review some of their summer travel safety tips. A little bit of time spent planning before you leave will mean you're not left facing dire consequences later if something goes wrong. Here's a little preview of the NHTSA's 2018 summer travel safety tips.
Is there a recall for your vehicle? Drivers may not always be aware if there's an issue with their vehicle that needs to be addressed. You can use the NHTSA's VIN look-up tool to learn if your vehicle has any outstanding safety recalls from the last 15 years. If it does, you can have it repaired for free.
Regular maintenance like oil changes, battery checkups, and tire rotations are an important part of ensuring your car's reliability on the road. If you keep up with the manufacturer's recommended service intervals, you should be good to go. If you haven't, or if the vehicle is new to you and you don't know the service history, schedule a checkup with a trusted mechanic (Like a Certified Female Friendly shop) today.