Each year, as summer approaches, our office is flooded with customers who walk in the day before a family vacation and request a thorough inspection of their automobile. Although we do everything we can to accommodate their request, the day before a trip is not the best time to think about getting your car inspected. I can remember one instance when a customer did this, and they had a serious problem with a coolant leak that they were not aware of. Unfortunately, they had to postpone their trip by two days.
It is highly recommended to have your car inspected before leaving for a vacation. The best time to do this is a minimum of one week prior to your departure. This is recommended for two reasons: First, if your vehicle is in need of a major repair, you will have time to get the problem corrected. Second, you will want to drive your vehicle for a day or two before the trip to ensure that everything is going to be ok with the repair.
At Professional Automotive Services, we offer an extensive pre-trip inspection that thoroughly evaluates the condition of your automobile. The inspection will cover everything from the health of the computer to the condition of the all the fluids, filters, belts, hoses, brakes and tires. Bring your vehicle to Professional Automotive Services and let our ASE certified technicians perform an inspection on your car before your trip!