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Holiday Travel Vehicle Inspection



Holiday Travel Vehicle Inspections






Traveling For The Holidays? Get Your Vehicle Inspected First!

Who doesn’t love the holiday season? Whether you’re visiting family or bring your own on a road trip, you’ll likely do a lot of driving. For this reason, it’s a good idea to make sure your car is as effective, secure and efficient as possible. A single mechanical check-over can go a long way, and McGrath Honda wants to help our Elgin, IL drivers with this very service. Before you give us a visit, though, you should know the important inspection spots of your vehicle.


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Your tires are the first thing to consider. They’re your contact with the road, keeping your vehicle steady, fuel-efficient and—of course—safe. Check your Owner’s Manual for your vehicle’s ideal tire pressures, and ask one of our technicians to check the tread on each of your wheels.


Your Fluid Levels

Don’t forget about your vehicle’s engine oil, because not getting an oil change can damage your engine. Find out what oil-change interval your car needs, and ask a technician to provide a proper oil swap-out to assure your vehicle’s efficiency. Then, take some time to check your vehicle’s other fluid reservoirs—such as its transmission fluid, drive axle fluid and washer fluid. Don’t worry: Like your oil, these fluids can be checked by a professional.


Next, you should get your battery checked—especially if your vehicle is more than a few years old. Before getting it checked, though, you can see if your battery’s terminals are corrosion-free. If your car’s starter is a little sluggish, you might need a new battery.


Your Lights

Do your headlights flicker when your car is idling? How are your taillights doing? Any signs of flickering, or otherwise dim, bulbs should be examined as soon as possible—otherwise, you might not realize they’ve stopped working until it’s too late.


Your Wiper Blades

Your wiper blades are responsible for keeping rain, snow, and dirt off your windshield. Unfortunately, they wear down quite easily. Check them to see if they’re worn down—as replacing them is cheap. Replacements can also be done quickly.


Your Transmission

Finally, make sure your transmission is operating at full efficiency. If your car is skipping beats between gear shifts, or if it’s slow to fire up, you may have a problem. As a rule of thumb: ask your provider about checking your transmission lubricant.




Your Elgin Technicians are Here to Help

Here at McGrath Honda, we’re well-prepped to give your vehicle an entire, top-down inspection before the holidays. Each of our professionals has years of experience conducting vehicle check-ups, repairs, installations and replacements. We’re centrally located, serving drivers from West Dundee, Carpentersville, South Elgin, Bartlett, and Algonquin. Before you take off for the holidays, make sure your vehicle is in pristine shape for the ride.


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