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Get Your Vehicle Ready for Spring Break!

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Get Your Vehicle Ready for Spring Break 

Here are Brookside 66, we love a good road trip. The great American spirit of Route 66 inspires us. That’s why it’s our namesake and the energy we hope our shop embodies. Spring break is just around the corner, and Spring weather is (hopefully!) here to stay. With warmer days making that weekend get-away possible, you’ll need to make sure your vehicle is ready. 

Check Before You Go 

Filling up at the gas station is just the tip of the iceberg for vehicle preparedness. When you’re headed out for a road trip, you need to check:

  • Your tires. Check for tire pressure and traction. If you’re headed somewhere that has snowy April, or if we’re expecting some snow in the forecast (as Missouri tends to surprise us sporadically in April), you’ll need proper tread on your tires. A flat on the road is not only dangerous but finding a tire shop on the highway could be a headache, too.

  • Your battery. New places with new sights and adventures are tons of fun, but being in an unfamiliar spot with a dead battery can be stressful. Make sure that your battery is operating correctly before you go.

  • Belts. Some things on your car are a quick fix, but belts are not. Ensure your belts aren’t frayed.

  • Fluids. You’ll want your oil, coolant, windshield wiper, and brake fluid topped off before you head out.

  • Filters. Driving hundreds of miles without a clean air filter is not ideal, as it can trigger allergies and makes your car work harder. Replace your filters if need be.

  • Brakes. Brakes are a critical component of safety. Check to make sure your brakes and rotors can get you to where you need to go.

We Can Inspect Your Car For You 

If you need a second set of eyes or notice something is amiss, we can support you with all of your vehicle needs. Our techs can take a look at your belts, filters, and brakes and also top you off with whatever fluids you need. 

Brookside "66" Service would be happy to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have! If you’re headed out east for a week or just out of town for the weekend, make sure to come and visit us now at 6244 Main St., Kansas City, MO 64113, or book your appointment here before you go. We want to ensure that your vehicle is safe for this trip and many ahead.