Summertime and the livin’ is easy. . . unless your vehicle isn’t ready for summer road trips. If it’s been a while since your car has been serviced, it’s time to get it in for a vehicle check-up. A well-maintained car is an efficient car, getting better gas mileage and emitting less pollution.
Check your tires for proper inflation, and keep them in better shape in the long run. A blown tire can put your summer fun on hold or be potentially dangerous. Tires at the appropriate inflation will also improve your vehicle’s gas mileage.
Plan your trip in advance. Nobody wants to spend their vacation hours in the back up of a road under construction, so do a little research to help you go around congested areas. Apps like Waze can also help you find alternate routes in case of traffic jams.
Let someone else do the driving. For a more relaxed trip, seek out public transportation options. Why stress about driving around an unfamiliar destination and searching for parking, when you can take a trolley, bus or train?
Just a few minute’s preparation can help you save money and the air whether you’re traveling afar or exploring Kentuckiana. Have a relaxing, air friendly summer!