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Get Your Ford Vehicle Road Trip Ready

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With the summer months just around the corner, it’s prime time to start thinking about your next road trip. Whether somewhere local or cross country, it’s nice to get out of town for some new sights and adventure. 

Wherever the road takes you, it’s important to make sure your Ford vehicle is ready. A complete checkup can help avoid the stress and headache of an unexpected breakdown on your journey. The following checklist can help you prepare for your upcoming excursion. 

Ways to Prepare Your Ford Vehicle for a Road Trip

Aside from packing clothes, gear, and snacks, an important part of preparing for a road trip includes a quick run through of your vehicle. They’re easy and quick and can save you a lot of time in the long run. 

Check tire pressure and tread

Check the tire pressure in all 4 tires. If unsure of the recommended PSI (pounds per square inch), take a look at the owner’s manual. If low, many gas stations offer air pumps you can use. Take some time and inspect the tread on the tires, too. Tire manufacturers recommend using a penny or quarter test, or you can use a tread depth gage. If 2/32 inches or less, you need replacement. For an extra layer of security, keep a spare and changing kit in the trunk. 

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Renew registration and inspection

With an expired registration sticker, you may end up with a ticket before you even leave Denton. Take care of registration requirements before hitting the road. 

Test brakes

When breaking do you hear squeaking sounds, or worse, do you press your foot all the way down before coming to a stop? If so, it’s likely time to replace the brake pads

Clean inside and out

Before heading out, give your vehicle a good detail inside and out. With a shiny, clean car, you can sit back and relax. 

Bob Utter Ford Service Center

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Schedule a service appointment and get your car ready for adventure. Our skilled service technicians can perform a multi-point inspection and take care of any issues. Schedule online or call us at 940-321-7400 today. 




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