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5 Car Preparation Tips For Your Christmas Holiday Road Trip
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The festive season is here! This is a great time of the year to hit the road for a couple of scenic adventures or to go and visit friends and family members you haven’t seen in a long while. It can be a lot of fun to get out of the house and away from the normal happenings in Melbourne but spending all that time in a car can be exhausting, especially if you are traveling as a family.

There are lots of things you can do to ease car rides. In this guide, we are going to share some great tips that could ease your long road trips during this festive season.

01. Get The Air Conditioner’s Refrigerant Topped Up

One of the first things you should do while preparing for your trip is to ensure that the air conditioner is in good working condition. A long drive in a sweltering hot car in the summer is a nightmare. If the air conditioner isn’t working or doesn’t seem to be producing enough crisp cool air then it is best to visit your local mechanic and get these levels topped up.

02. Install A Dual Climate Control System

The temperature setting of a vehicle AC system usually results in a lot of arguments on long road trips. One family member always feels hot and loves to have the AC on full while others always feel cold and prefer a much higher cabin temperature. If temperature preferences are causing a lot of issues then it might be time to convert your vehicle to a dual climate control unit that allows you to set the AC system at different temperature levels for different sides of the car.  This car upgrade can make road trips a lot more convenient for everyone.

03. Get Your Car Fluids Topped Up Before You Hit The Road

The last thing you want is to get stuck beside the road during the festive season. Unexpected breakdowns can delay all your festive plans or could even mean canceling everything. It is also very difficult to get roadside assistance and help with vehicle repairs when everyone has already closed down for the festivities.

A good way to avoid breakdowns on the road is by ensuring that all vehicle fluids are topped up and in good condition. If you are not certain about the type of fluids to get then you should visit a local handyman to get these fluids checked for you.

04. Ensure Good Performance With The Needed Services

It is pretty tempting to postpone your car’s logbook services during the festive season. This is after all the most expensive season of the year and there usually isn’t a lot of spending money left after doing all that Christmas shopping. 

Log book services are one thing that you shouldn’t postpone or skip. This can cause a lot of efficiency issues for your car and can affect the fuel efficiency of your vehicle. It is best to get these services done if they are due so your vehicle can perform well when you embark on your long road trip.

05. Upgrade The Audio System

If your car still features an out-of-date USB-operated audio system then it might be time for an upgrade. It is much more convenient to stream music to the audio system via Bluetooth because mobile phones make it much easier to select specific tracks or to add new music. With a modern audio system, your family members can all pitch in and play their favourite tracks on the long journey. 

If you want to get your car ready for the long road or want to get some conversions and upgrades done before you start out on your journey then it is best to make a stop at Kendon Auto Electrical & Mechanical. These professionals can do a full vehicle check or service for you and can get your car ready for the busy road in no time at all. 

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