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Get Ready For a Safer Trip!

As you gear up for your next road trip, it’s important to prioritize safety. Did you know that an average of 13,000 Americans are killed between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day due to unperformed vehicle maintenance? Neglected maintenance leads to more than 2,600 deaths, nearly 100,000 disabling injuries and more than $2 billion in lost wages, medical expenses and property damage annually.

Thankfully, most mechanical failures can be traced to neglected maintenance that can be avoided with simple checks. Make sure to check for low antifreeze/coolant, worn or loose drive belts and defective cooling system hoses. In addition, checking tire pressure and inflating your tires costs nothing, yet an average of 21 percent of cars inspected in check lanes during National Car Care Month have underinflated tires; this can lead to blowouts and serious accidents.

Our team wants you to stay safe and conserve fuel while on your travels. Follow our fuel-saving tips like avoiding aggressive driving, observing the speed limit, and reducing excessive idling. Don’t forget to replace your wiper blades at least twice a year too! Our pre-trip checklist includes checking all fluids, inspecting hoses and belts and checking tire pressure and tread wear. By making these simple checks, you’ll help reduce the chances of costly and possibly dangerous road troubles, giving you peace of mind on the road. Plus, you’ll save money at the gas pumps, with a properly maintained vehicle.

Stay safe and happy travels from Catalpa Street Garage!


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