Tips for post-road trip car maintenance

Bidvest Insurance discusses the top tips for post-road trip car maintenance. 

Most people get their car ready for a long road trip, but they forget about maintaining their car when they return home. After completing a long road trip, your car may need some maintenance. It’s important to look after your car post-road trip too. Good car maintenance can help prevent any unexpected, costly repairs. Here are some of the best tips for post-road trip car maintenance:

Check oil level

After a long road trip, you should check your oil level. If your oil level is low, you may need a top up. Driving with low oil could cause serious damage to your car. Don’t forget to check the level of other fluids in your car. You can do this at any petrol station or accredited service provider. Other fluids that you should consider checking include: 

  • Coolant.
  • Transmission fluid.
  • Brake fluid.
  • Windscreen fluid.

Check your tyres

Always check your tyres after a road trip. The extra mileage can often put strain on your tyres. Always check your tyres for general wear and tear after a road trip. Other things you may want to check include:

  • Tyre pressure.
  • Uneven wear.
  • Stress cracks.
  • Bald spots.

Check your brakes

During a long road trip, your brakes may wear down. Your brakes are vital for ensuring your safety when driving. It’s important to get your brakes checked to ensure they’re still in good working condition. 

Clean your car

A good wash and vacuum will do wonders for your car, especially after a road trip. A good wash and vacuum will remove any dirt, dust, or food left in your car. Consider a full valet service when you return from your road trip. This will make your car look great, protect the paintwork, and other surfaces.

Look at getting a Mechanical Warranty

Car troubles can be inconvenient and expensive. As your car ages and the mileage increases, your car will become more prone to breakdowns.

A Mechanical Warranty ​​offsets the repair costs when mechanical or electrical breakdowns occur. A Mechanical Warranty protects your pocket against unexpected breakdowns. A Mechanical Warranty covers a range of important components in your car.

Bidvest Insurance provides Warranties for cars of various ages and kilometres. Bidvest Insurance Warranties also include 24 hour roadside and medical assistance.

Don’t wait for unexpected breakdowns. Get a Mechanical Warranty from Bidvest Insurance.

Cover for you and for your car.

Bidvest Insurance offers a wide range of insurance products to meet both your personal and vehicular needs.

Insurance options for you:

  • Cyber Rescue
  • Panic Alert
  • Legal Angel
  • Personal Accident Insurance

Insurance options for your car:

  • Scratch and Dent
  • Tyre Angel
  • Theftbuster Plus
  • Warranty
  • Driver Assist
  • Key Angel

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