Going away for a Holiday: Is Your Car Up for the Journey?

Tour without car problem
Tour without car problem

There wouldn’t be one soul on the Earth who would say that he doesn’t like to travel, if he does – he is from another planet . Once you start travelling, you realize that it could be one of the best ways to learn. You meet people, see places and enjoy nature. Once in a while, escaping from your hectic schedules is very necessary.

If traveling is the best way to learn, what is the best way to travel? Yes, road trips. Road trips can give you once in a lifetime experience. Suppose you want to reach a destination but suddenly you realize that the journey is more beautiful. “Blessed are the curious, for they shall have the adventures.” This quote must have given you an itch to travel. For the sake of all the adventures that are waiting for you, you must pack your bags and escape, now. But wait; is your car up for the journey? Make sure that the following points are followed as a holy grail before you are going away for a holiday:

  • Check the fluids in your car

Checking the oil, coolant, brake fluid and windscreen wash levels may help you avoid an accident or an unnecessary breakdown. Also,check the power steering fluid and clutch fluid. Refer to your owner’s manual to see where fluid reservoirs are located.

  • Check your car’s air pressure. 

These should be printed in the owner’s manual or on a sticker on the body where the driver’s door shuts. The pressure marked on the side of the tire is the max which must not be exceeded. Also, don’t forget to check your spare tire pressure. It is often neglected; not doing so will turn a bad time into a worse one if the spare is unusable.

  • Change the oil before you leave

A long trip can put additional stress on your motor. Also, don’t think that adding extra oil will work like an oil change, because that does not get rid of the sludge from old used oil. For that you may want to contact an expert and experts from Autotygr’s®* team will always be ready to help you. When changing your car’s oil you must always replace the oil filter.

  • Check your car’s air filter

A plentiful supply of clean air to your engine improves the vehicles performance and efficiency. These are often ignored in services and if worn adversely affect the quality of air in the cabin.

  • Check that all lights and signals are functional

Ignoring this can create a huge trouble. So, make sure that all the lights of your car are properly working before you leave for the journey. You obviously don’t want something bad to happen.

  • Ensure that you have all the emergency equipments

Emergency equipment includes an up-to-date map, cell phone, spare tire (alternatively a puncture repair kit) and emergency tools (e.g. flashlight, screwdrivers, pliers and an adjustable spanner). Flares, medical kits and fire extinguishers may come in handy in worse-case scenarios.

  • Take your car for a service

Taking your car for a service before a long journey is very important. The service center will make it fit for a long journey. They’ll change the oil, clean the car, change the broken parts, and tighten all the screws and so much more. On a road trip your car is your best friend and it’s your duty to take care of it because if you don’t, you’ll be in a trouble. If you live inBengaluru, you must know Autotygr®. If you don’t wish to go the service center yourself,a verified Valet of Autotygr® will take your car to an authorized service center. You just need to download the app and do a booking, rest is their headache.


Being aware of your car’s condition will help you to groom it properly when going on a long journey. Road trips can only be fun when your vehicle has your back. Follow the tips above and get ready to fall in love with places you’ve never been and people you’ve never met. After all, not all those who wander are lost.


Happy Journey.

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