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Why A Trip Inspection Is A Good Idea

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

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

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

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

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

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

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