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Why a Trip Inspection Is a Good Idea

Posted December 25, 2016 12:33 PM

At Lakeside Certified Auto we get a lot of Willoughby drivers asking about vehicle trip preparation. That's a big deal. You could be driving through mountains and deserts in some pretty lonely areas around OH, so it's important to know that the vehicle is up to the task and won't leave you stranded.

Smart Willoughby drivers plan ahead for a major road trip – and 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 Willoughby to see if you can feel any vibrations: Are the wheels in balance? Is the car tracking straight? Is the alignment ok? Come to Lakeside Certified Auto for a peace-of-mind trip inspection.

38525 Lakeshore Blvd
Willoughby, OH 44094
(440) 946-0076
http://www.lakesidecertifiedauto.com

The next thing is a full service oil change to make sure all of your fluids are topped off and you have fresh oil for the trip. And if your car has over 75,000 miles/120,000 km, you may consider putting in the high-mileage formulation to clean harmful sludge deposits in the engine. 

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 Willoughby.

Check your owner's manual for any other recommended services, and have Lakeside Certified Auto in Willoughby do the multi-point inspection before you head out on your trip.

Consider also having the coolant system serviced at Lakeside Certified Auto – you want to stay within the vehicle manufacture’s recommendations. If you're towing a trailer around OH you'll want to be keep in mind that you'll be going a long way under severe conditions.

A lot of Willoughby drivers overlook severe conditions like towing, OH summer heat or driving on dirt roads. Plan ahead for your next road trip – Lakeside Certified Auto wants you to get there and back.



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    Good honest folks! Very pleasant and very informative and VERY helpful!

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    Awesome shop. Had work done on my 2016 KIA a few times and the work was exemplary and the cost was reasonable. I highly recommend!

  • reviewiconTires, near Willoughby, OH
    , 12/11/2023

    Great service! Very conscientious and highly communicative with car owner. Had tires replace at 71K miles. Tech called about needing rear brakes and rotors. Provided cost and I immediately approved. Picked up SUV a little later. These are great technicians and very honest. I highly recommend and will be back.

  • reviewiconTires, near Willoughby, OH
    , 12/13/2023

    I been having my car worked on there for quite a few years now. My son's child hood friend work there. He a 5 star mechanic. The business there is top notch. The price is very good. I come all the way from the Westside of Cleveland to Willoughby Ohio because it's hard to find a good mechanic shop.

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    , 11/30/2023

    This was my first visit to this neighborhood business and we were very impressed. They checked my concerns, found nothing wrong, and we weren't charged. What I needed would have required a fair amount of time and effort ... no charge! We will definitely return for any service needs for our 2 cars. Thank you Lakeside Auto.

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    , 11/18/2023

    Used to live nearby, moved 30 miles east and still make the trip because of fair prices and honest service I trust.

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