Car Tuning Tips For Traveling by Road
As pilots follow the best way to avoid the danger which may arise during the flight due to any mechanical problem, by checking the aircraft before every takeoff, car drivers should also make it a habit to get satisfied of all the mechanical aspects of the vehicle before they rush to the highway to begin with the journey. Tuning up your car for a road journey may take a considerable amount of time but once you are done with all tuning matter, chances of accidents could be reduced to its minimum level hence guaranteeing a safe and sound journey.
Following are the components and systems of your car that need to be examined before you start your journey by road:
Primary step to avoid an accident while traveling at high speed is to put brakes therefore in order to prevent skidding ensure that the brakes of your car are in proper order and work well. Apart from the casual checking of the brakes notice carefully if while breaking you hear an unusual squealing or grinding, or if your brake pedal is hard to press, do mention it to the mechanic, because for optimum performance of breaks repairs may be required.
Malfunctioning of the tires could cause you to lose control of your car therefore make sure that the tires of your car are not worn, bare or damaged. Keep the tire pressure up to the correct “PSI” level mentioned over the tire it self. Secondly examine the condition of the tires and the nature and duration of the journey accordingly to decide if the present tires can accompany you faithfully or is it the right time to replace them. If you are to travel over the snow preferably go for snow tires. Snow tires will improve your car handling while you are driving over the ice or snow. Be sure that you have installed four identical tires, same in size as well as tread and manufactured by a similar manufacturer.
Overheating of your car can cause complete breakdown. To avoid overheating you need to keep an eye on a number of components of your car’s cooling system to make sure that those components are up to the desired level and working in satisfactory condition. Reassure that all of your car belts and hoses are working smoothly; all fluid levels are up to the mark and anti-coolant is present with a proper concentration. Ask the mechanic to check the cooling fan, radiator as well as thermostat of your car to reduce a far-fetched risk of overheating.
When you are to travel in winters make sure that your car batteries are fully charged because you need to have completely charged battery while you are to start your car in a cold weather. Scrap away corrosion from posts and cables connections. Clean all the surfaces and also re-tight all the connection to and from the battery. Keep an eye on the fluid levels, the battery posts, voltage regulator as well as alternator or generator. Recharge all weak batteries and if a battery is worn-out completely it is better to replace it with a new one.
You may have to travel after sunsets if you are traveling at a long route so, don’t forget to check all the lights of your car. Make sure that all lights of your vehicle including front light as well as the backlight along with the indicators are in proper working order. Also assure that the headlights are aimed properly so that during the harsh weather conditions which happen to occur in winters, like snowstorm, tornadoes and freezing rain, it will be convenient for you to look at the road and drive carefully.