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Why Is Road Trip Inspection Is A Good Idea?

Road Trip Inspections in Anchorage, AK


At Alignment Center and Alaska Car & Truck, we get a lot of Anchorage drivers asking about road trip preparation. That’s a big deal. You could be driving through mountains and deserts in some pretty lonely areas outside of Anchorage so it's important to know that the car is up to the task and won’t leave you stranded.

Smart Anchorage drivers plan ahead for a major road trip – there are a lot of things to get ready. Where should you start? You could start with the tires. Look them over for tread wear and check to see that they are properly inflated. Take a quick test drive around Anchorage to see if you can feel any vibrations: are the wheels in balance? Is the car tracking straight? Is the alignment ok? 

The next thing is a full-service oil change to make sure all of your important fluids are topped off and you have fresh oil for the trip. And if your car has over 75,000 miles, you may consider putting in the high-mileage formulation to clean harmful sludge deposits in the engine. You may also need a new PCV valve and an engine air filter.

How about your transmission and brakes? Have you had your transmission and brakes inspected in the last six months?

How are your wiper blades? There’s nothing like not being able to get rid of the bug juice on a long road trip away from Anchorage.

Check your owners’ manual for any other vital recommended service and have Alignment Center and Alaska Car & Truck in Anchorage do the multi-point inspection before you head out in Alaska.

Consider also having the coolant system serviced at Alignment Center and Alaska Car & Truck – you want to stay within the automobile manufacturer’s recommendations. If you’re towing a trailer in Anchorage you’ll want to keep in mind that you’ll be going a long way under severe conditions.

A lot of Anchorage folks overlook severe conditions like towing, or Anchorage summer heat, or driving on dirt roads in Alaska. Plan ahead for your next road trip – Alignment Center and Alaska Car & Truck wants you to get there and back.

Come to Alignment Center and Alaska Car & Truck for a peace-of-mind trip inspection.

100 E 51st Ave
Anchorage, Alaska 99503
(907) 563-3773

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