Do you have plans for an epic summer road trip? Whether you have taken several road trips before or this will be your first year doing so, it’s important to properly prepare your Mitsubishi for the journey. Follow these tips before your family hits the road.
Have a Packing Game Plan
When loading up your car with luggage, it’s important to know your car’s gross vehicle weight rating, which is the amount of weight it can hold. Subtract total passenger weight and curb weight from GVWR to find out how much gear you can bring. Then, place your heaviest items on the bottom near the center of the cargo area and your lighter items on top. This is the safest way to travel since it prevents hefty items from moving around the car.
Adjust Your Seat
To have maximum comfort on your road trip, you may need to adjust the driver’s seat. When sitting, your hips should be slightly above your knees, and you should not have to lock your elbows to grip the steering wheel.
Inspect Your Car
The last thing you want on a road trip is for your car to experience maintenance issues. To help prevent this, top off your fluids as needed and thoroughly look over your tires. Make sure your tires have as much pressure as your owner’s manual recommends and check that they have enough tread.
If your Mitsubishi is due for maintenance or a checkup before you embark on your journey, don’t hesitate to schedule a service appointment at Mountaineer Mitsubishi in Beckley, West Virginia.by