Perform the following inspections according to your vehicle’s Owner’s Manual maintenance schedules. or take your vehicle to a service centre for professional care.
☐ Check fluid levels: oil, transmission, brakes, power steering, windshield washer, and coolant.
☐ Check belts and hoses.
☐ Check brakes and lights.
☐ Check wiper blades.
☐ Check the pressure of all tyres, including the spare.
☐ Plan your route and leave a copy of your itinerary with a relative or neighbour.
☐ Make sure your trunk has a jack, lug wrench, and other tools you’ll need to change a tire.
☐ Carry a flashlight with extra batteries, emergency reflectors, and sunglasses.
☐ Pack a vehicle tool kit and additional emergency items.
☐ Assemble and pack a vehicle first aid kit.
☐ Take your driver’s license and vehicle registration, plus auto and medical insurance cards.
☐ Carry a spare set of vehicle keys.
☐ Always keep at least half a tank of fuel in your vehicle.
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