Is Your Vehicle Ready For A Long Road Trip In Nova Scotia?

Preparing Your Vehicle For A Long Road Trip

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Preparing Your Vehicle for a Road Trip

As the spring weather is on its way, many of us are looking forward to sunny road trips with family and friends. Road trips are a fantastic way to explore the beautiful outdoors and take part in an exciting adventure. Depending on the length of your road trip, it can be important to make sure your vehicle is in top operating shape before you set off. No one likes to be stuck on the side of the road, especially from a preventable issue.

Below, you can find a checklist that will help you prepare your vehicle for a long road trip. Don't forget at Truro Mitsubishi; we have a state-of-the-art service centre with factory-trained technicians that are ready to help you any way they can. Please schedule an appointment online and skip the line.

Road Trip Checklist

Check Your Tires

Make sure to have your tires inspected for tread wear and proper tire pressure. Check for any bulges or cracks because your tires are the only component on your vehicle that comes in contact with the road

Test Your Lights

Complete a walk-around of your vehicle to make sure all of your lights are working, from headlights, signal lights, backup lights, and brake lights.

Get a Tune-up For Your Car

If your vehicle has no visited a service centre in a long time, it may be worthwhile to have it inspected by a trained professional to make sure it is ready to go. The technician will take the time to inspect all the essential fluids and filters in your vehicle. They will also look at hoses and belts and determine if they need to be replaced.

Test Your Brakes

Getting going is usually never an issue; coming to a stop at a safe distance can be. Take your vehicle for a drive, listen for squeaking or scraping sounds, and smell for burning or odd odours. Your brakes need to be functioning properly before you set out. If you think there is an issue, have your brakes inspected. At Truro Mitsubishi's parts centre, we are proud to offer OEM brake pads and rotors. They offer the best performance and longevity.

Pack Essentials

Packing essential equipment for your drive is important. Consider things like road maps, hotel information, snacks, beverages, a booster pack, spare phone charger, and an emergency roadside kit.

Clean your car

Clean your vehicle inside and out before your leave. No one likes a messy car, especially if you plan to be in for an extended period of time.


Truro Mitsubishi

134 Onslow Rd
Directions Upper Onslow, NS B6L 5K9

  • Sales: (902) 843-9990
  • Service: (902) 843-9990
  • Parts: 506-382-8889


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  1. Truro Mitsubishi

    134 Onslow Rd
    Upper Onslow, NS B6L 5K9

    • Sales: (902) 843-9990
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