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How to get your vehicle road trip ready with Quick Lane  quick 20 lane 20 team 20photo 202022

Summer is here, and what better way to celebrate than by taking a road trip! Before you hit the road, it's important to ensure that your vehicle is road trip ready with proper maintenance and supplies in case of emergencies.


Start with inspecting your tires to ensure that they're properly inflated, have a good tread depth, and are free of any damage. Don't forget to check your spare tire! You can check your tire pressure using a simple gauge and referring to your vehicle's recommended pressure levels, which can be found in your owner's manual, on the driver's door jam sticker or on the tire wall itself. If you find any discrepancies and are unsure, a quick stop in to see our experts at Quick Lane can set your mind at ease. We will take care of any repairs or if your tires need replacing, we've got you covered. Our Price Match Promise guarantees you will get the best deal on all the top tire brands, every time at Quick Lane. Learn how to properly inspect your tires CLICK HERE 


Next, check your lights to make sure that your headlights, tail lights, hazards and turn signals are working correctly. You can do this by turning on your vehicle and walking around it to ensure that all lights are functional. If any bulbs are burned out or not working correctly, be sure to replace them before hitting the road.

Towing? Don't forget to check the lights on your trailer. Same as above, connect your trailer and test brakes and signals are properly functioning. If you find that lights are not turning on, it may not be the bulb itself but the trailer controller. Quick Lane can help troubleshoot by inspecting your trailer connections.


Checking your brakes is crucial for road trip safety. Take your vehicle for a test drive and listen for any unusual noises or vibrations. If your travel plans include the mountains, it is important to test braking on hills as well. And again, if you are towing, ensuring the brakes on your trailer are working and properly connected to your truck is very important. Traveling through the Rockies can be strenuous on your vehicle with steep inclines and declines. Don't second guess your braking system.

If you notice any issues, book an appointment with a professional technician to have your brakes inspected. Our Quick Lane team has appointments available for you today to get your brakes check and replaced quickly!

Change Your Cabin Air Filter

Changing your cabin air filter is an important step to ensure your air systems blower motor isn't working overtime, causing issues in the long run. If your blower motor is working overtime because of a dirty filter, it will be at risk of over heating in the high summer temperatures. The Cabin Air filter is responsible for the air quality in your vehicle and will help reduce the effects of wildfires and pollution. Just like you'd want your house furnace filter changed, you want to do the same with your vehicle! Check out our blog post to learn more about your cabin air filter CLICK HERE


Ensure that all your fluids, such as your oil, coolant, brake fluid, power steering fluid, and windshield wiper fluid are at their proper levels, clean and not leaking. Leaks can cause serious issues while on the road and can even cause a breakdown.

Your coolant system needs to be in proper working order to reduce the risk of over-heating in your engine. Depending on where your travels take you, if your cooling system is not functioning properly you could end up on the side of the road. Quick Lane will top-up your fluids and inspect your fluids to ensure all systems are ready to go. It is a small check that is well worth your time and can avoid major problems.

Emergency Kit

You should also prepare an emergency kit that includes items such as a spare tire, jack, jumper cables, flashlight, first aid supplies, blanket, water, and non-perishable snacks. These supplies can help in any situation where you may be stranded or have a breakdown. You can collect a few of these items from our Parts Department and at your local grocery & superstores. Find a full list of necessities for your vehicle emergency kit CLICK HERE

Plan Your Trip

It's a smart idea to plan your trip ahead of time, finding fuel stations and food stops along the way helps ensure you know when you need to stop & when establishments are open. The FordPass app can help you plan your entire trip from start to finish, starting with your Quick Lane visit! This app provides you with fuel & charging stations, restaurants and even allows you to find parking and hotels, making your journey much more comfortable and smoother. If you have any questions or need assistance with your FordPass, come into our showroom and check out our FordPass Learning Centre, where our FordPass Experts can get your set up with the app to start planning your trip! Learn more about FordPass & how to set up your app today with our blog post CLICK HERE

It may sound like a lot to do before you hit the road but the Quick Lane team will make it easy for you! Talk to our advisors today and they will help you get road trip ready in no time at all!

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