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Prep Your Mazda for a Road Trip

Your Mazda vehicle should get serviced before an upcoming road trip to make sure everyone stays safe throughout the trip and you stay on the road with no hiccups! At Bright Bay Mazda, you will find premium Mazda parts and service for anything you might need.

Whether you keep up with your regular car maintenance or not, it’s important to double check a few things before heading out! We’ve done all the work for you and provided a list of helpful items to check off.

Battery: The lifespan of your car’s battery often times gets overlooked. Batteries last a long time, roughly three to five years, but that duration varies.

Tire Tread: Having low tire tread can be a safety issue depending on the weather conditions, which is why you should replace them if they’re worn too much. You can stop by our Mazda Tire Center if you need help deciding if it’s time to make a tire purchase.

Tire Air Pressure: Not only will your tires wear out quicker with a low tire pressure, but you run the risk of a blowout or losing control on the road. You can use a tire gauge to check the air pressure and if you’re unsure where your tires should be, check your Mazda’s car manual.

Brake Pads: Brake pads are the main function in the braking system and need to be in good condition in order for the rest to work properly. Even though you might not be hearing screeching noises you should make sure you have more than ¼ inch of the brake pad. It varies per vehicle how long they will last, so it’s a good idea get them inspected!

Fluids: To keep your car running efficiently, there is more than one fluid you should pay attention to, such as:

  • Radiator Fluid
  • Brake Fluid
  • Antifreeze
  • Power steering Fluid
  • Transmission Fluid

Knowing what level they’re on will help avoid future road problems. In case you do need to top any of these off, check our parts and service specials to help you save money on the service.

Emergency Kit: Protect yourself and your passengers in all situations by adding an emergency kit to your vehicle. Emergency kits will vary for everyone but simple items such as jumper cables, tow ropes, duct tape, spare tire, tools, and a flashlight are essential.

Bright Bay Mazda knows planning a road trip is a big deal, which is why we recommend scheduling an appointment ahead of time so our technicians can help you avoid future problems. Stop by our car dealership in Bay Shore, NY, or call us at 855-327-2989 to schedule an appointment.

Stop by our car dealership in Bay Shore, NY, or call us at 855-327-2989 to schedule an appointment.