Many people think that after a long road trip, a simple trip to the car wash is all that is necessary. Although your car may be in desperate need of a wash, there are other steps you should take to ensure your car is in good driving condition.
1. Check for Any Visible Damage
Are there rock chips in your windshield or any dents? Keep in mind that the sooner you repair any damage that has occurred; you may be able to avoid spending a lot of money.
2. Check Tire Pressure and Thread Depth
After long periods of driving, normal wear and tear of your tires will begin to occur. Check the pressure of your tires with a gauge and ensure the thread depth is no less than 3/32.
3. Bring Your Vehicle into a Shop for Detailing or Servicing
Although your car may appear fine to you, bringing your car in for servicing after a road trip will give the pros a chance to look for any potential problems. Keep in mind that if any complications are left for a long period of time, they could result in a very costly repair.