With money, a little tighter, many families who might have jumped onto a plane for a jaunt to places far away are opting for a road trip to visit family and friends or a different region of the country.
Driving trips can be fun, what a great chance to get to know your family – probably more than you wanted but indeed an opportunity for bonding. Whether you're looking forward to 7 hours in the car with them or not, you do want everyone to arrive safely. Windshield maintenance is an often overlooked chore.
In snowy regions, we know that before we even take a short winter trip, we must have at least a half a tank of windshield washer fluid.
Salty, muddy road conditions can affect your vision instantly without good wipers and washers. But in temperate weather, we seem to forget that we need things to be up to snuff. Since in most cases, you'll be traveling to an area you don't frequent, take a minute to check out your needs.
If you're caught off guard by a storm, that's no time to realize your wipers are worn out. Do these quick jobs and you'll have some added peace of mind on your next road trip.
- Replace your windshield wipers.
- Top off your washer fluid.
- Make sure your windshield washer nozzles aren't clogged and are aimed correctly.