If you are trying to fit in one last road trip before your kids head back to school, or are planning on sneaking off to enjoy the cooler weather that fall brings, preparing your car for the road trip is important. Often times, a car breaks down on the side of the road due to items that are completely preventable if the proper precautions had been taken. Here at AA Auto Tech, we can quickly, yet thoroughly get your car ready for a road trip, helping to ensure your car doesn't delay or ruin your plans. Here are a few of the ways we can help to get your car ready.


Topping Off Fluid Levels

Before you head out on a road trip, it is important to have all of the fluids in your car topped off. This includes antifreeze, coolant, brake fluid and transmission fluid. All of these fluids are important to ensuring the parts in your car operate the way they should. If there isn't enough fluid, parts may fail to work, can overheat or damage can be done. We will ensure all of the fluids are at the appropriate levels.


Inspecting Belts and Hoses

If belts or hoses break, you can be stranded on the side of the road and be in need of a car repair. Fortunately, they rarely break suddenly. Often times, they show signs of stress or wear before this happens. There may be cracks or areas that are wearing thin. We will inspect your belts and hoses for signs of wear and replace them if needed.


Taking a Look at the Tires

Before you go on a road trip, it is always important to have your tires inspected. If your tires are worn, have a nail or have bubbles on them, they may unexpectedly blow out. Not only can this leave you stuck, but it can lead to a serious car accident. We will inspect your tires, ensuring they are safe for you to hit the road on.


Completing a Brake Inspection

Lastly, before you head out for a road trip, you will want to have your brakes inspected. If the brakes or rotors are worn, they should be replaced. This helps your car to stop quickly to avoid accidents. We can inspect your brake pads, rotors, and brake lines to check for signs that repair may be needed.


Whether you are heading out on a road trip, need routine auto maintenance or need an auto repair, AA Auto Tech in Hastings, MN is here to help. We offer auto repair, tune ups, brake inspections, replacement and repair, engine replacement and repair, oil changes, transmission services, AC recharge services and tire repair and replacement. Call us today at 651-437-2218 to schedule your appointment for auto services today.