With summer finally here, the excitement for upcoming road trips continues to grow. The key ingredient to any road trip around Schaumburg, of course, is a car that is operating properly and efficiently. To help make your next road trip in your Volvo successful, there are some services you can schedule to get your car in tip-top shape. Here are five things that we at Patrick Volvo Cars recommend that you have serviced on your vehicle before you hit the road.


You never know what type of weather you'll encounter while you're on the road. Therefore, tires need to have the proper tread to take on any road condition. Plus, they need to be checked for good air pressure and proper alignment to prevent excess wear and tear.


Strange things happen when you're on long roads in the middle of nowhere. Your brakes need to be ready to bring your vehicle quickly to a stop. Your brake pad thickness needs assessing as well as the condition of your rotors and calipers.


Even if your fluids are okay for regular trips around Schaumburg, they may not stand up to the demands of a long road trip. That's why all your fluids, including brake fluid, power steering fluid, motor oil, coolant, and windshield wiper fluid, need to be checked and topped-off or changed-out if they are contaminated.

Windshield Wipers

Without a clear windshield, there is no way to complete your road trip safely. That's why good windshield wipers are an essential part of a safe vehicle. Since summer is the prime time for unexpected storms, you need wiper blades that can quickly remove large amounts of precipitation without streaking or scratching your windshield.


The last thing you want is to be stranded in some remote town because your car won't start. A battery check is crucial to help avoid this possibility. We will test the amps in your car's battery to check for dead cells and that the battery holds enough power to engage the starter motor.


As you can see, there is much to be done to ensure your next road trip is safe and enjoyable. Fortunately, the service pros at our dealership can get the job done quickly. If you're itching to hit the road, be sure to stop by our service center today.

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