Tips for Getting Your Car Ready for A Road Trip from Southside Towing of Sydney


Before you take the car out for a long road trip, you want to ensure that it is ready for the trip. Southside Towing offers the following information on preparing your car for a road trip.

Check Your Car’s Engine Oil

Most drivers are aware of the importance of the proper oil level of their cars. Adequate oil is essential when heading onto the roads for a long trip as dirty oil, or not enough oil will be hard on your engine, if not cause damage to the engine. Before leaving for the trip, check or change your oil. When changing the oil, consider upgrading to a higher quality synthetic oil which will help to provide additional benefits for the engine.

Check The Fluids

You don’t want to be on the road with bugs hitting your windshield and not have the wiper fluid to get them off of the glass. Check all fluids including the coolant, transmission fluid, power steering fluid and brake fluid.

Check Your Tyres & Tyre Rotation

It is essential that your tyres are in tip-top shape before traveling long distance. Check to ensure that they have plenty of treads and no uneven wear. Also be sure that they are properly inflated. If you haven’t had your tyres rotated in the last 6K miles, have them rotated.


If the battery for your car is old, you will want to ensure that it has enough life to make the distance. You do not want to be stuck on the side of the road calling a roadside assistance company. Have your local mechanic check the battery out.

Tune Ups

It is never a bad idea to have your car tuned up before a long distance road trip. Schedule a tune-up with your local mechanic.

Car owners that find themselves on the side of the road can get the quick roadside assistance or towing services they require. Simply contact Southside Towing at the number below, or visit our homepage to fill out our online quote form. Call us at 0488 869 464.

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