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Preparing Your Car For The Journey Ahead

Preparing Your Car For The Journey Ahead

Taking a road trip across the state can be a fun and refreshing experience. Getting out of town with friends or family to go sightseeing is something that everyone should try at least once in their life, but without a reliable working car your destination will be far out of reach. Before taking your car on a long distance trip, bring it in to Evergreen AutoWorks for a full inspection. It is always better to be safe than sorry when it comes to taking care of your car, especially when using it to travel long distances.

Obstacles To Avoid On The Road

When getting your car inspected you’ll want to find out if your brakes, tires, steering, and transmission, among other things, will be able to get you from point A to point B. There are a number of factors to take into consideration that can affect the way your car performs on the way to your destinations, and without a car that is in good working order, your trip may come to a quick stop:

  • Oil change service
  • Cooling system maintenance
  • Transmission maintenance
  • Clean and clear headlights
  • Well-treaded and properly inflated tires, properly aligned

Weather & Climate

Depending on what time of year you decide to take this trip, you could come across some stormy, icy, and rainy weather. Without reliable tires, brakes, and steering capabilities you could end up in a situation that could cost you thousands of dollars in repairs, or worse, your life. The weather can be unpredictable, and its best to prepare yourself for the worst before it happens.


The mountains of the Cascade Range in the state of Washington are situated from north to south. This means that if you’re trying to get to the east or west side of the state, you have to drive through rocky mountain ranges to get there. If the weather isn’t in your favor, it could make driving over these roads even more dangerous. It’s important to keep in mind that when driving through the mountains, taking extra precautions can help to prevent accidents.

Other Drivers & Animals

Accidents aren’t always your fault. It’s important to keep your eyes on the road at all times, in good or bad weather. There are a thousand things that could cause accidents, including other drivers, and on a cross state trip through Washington, it’s not uncommon to see all manner of wild animals who don’t know they’re not supposed to cross the highway. Because you can’t control what other drivers do, your best course of action is to ensure that your vehicle is in the best possible working order.

Obstacles are more easily preventable if you have a reputable and trustworthy, professional auto repair and body shop maintaining your vehicle. When looking for a shop to take your car to, there is no need to look any further. Evergreen Autoworks in Bothell, Washington is here to provide you with the full service and customer satisfaction you need! For questions about the services we provide, contact Evergreen today!


February 2015
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