The holiday season has officially begun at Dave's Ultimate Automotive here in Austin, Texas! During this time, our technicians are happy to help you and your family prepare for your holiday vacation. Whether you’re traveling a short distance, or taking a long road trip from state to state, it’s always a good idea to get your vehicle checked out before you leave. At Dave's Ultimate Automotive, we're always eager to help our customers with quick vehicle check ups to ensure the safety and reliability of your car. The National Car Care Council cites the following items to check on to ensure your family’s safety on the road this year. · Checking the tires, tire pressure, and tread. Tires need to be inflated to the proper air pressure level. · Check all fluids, including engine oil, brake, transmission, and power steering. This is also a good time to check windshield washer fluid and antifreeze. · Check the hoses and belts. These are crucial for proper functioning of the electrical system, air conditioning, power steering, and the cooling system in the engine. · Check lighting, interior and exterior, to make sure your vehicle and see and be seen. · Check wiper blades and make sure there’s windshield wiper fluid in the reservoir. Wiper blades should be replaced every 6 months. A couple more tips to safe holiday travels include traveling with a full tank of gas, and making sure you have directions to your destination! Though it may seem inconvenient during the hustle and bustle of preparing for your family trip, a quick vehicle check up is well worth it compared to the inconvenience of breaking down hundreds of miles from home! Call us today to set up an appointment…our technicians are always happy to help! Safe travels, and happy holidays, to your and yours!