Road Trip Checklist


Road Trip Preparation at S & K Buick GMC!

Are you gearing up for your next road trip across Illinois and beyond? Before setting out on the road, it's important to make sure that your vehicle is ready for the journey. That's where the S & K Buick GMC team comes in! We've complied a road trip preparation checklist to ensure your GMC Acadia or Buick Enclave is ready for whatever you have in store. Check out our road trip FAQ, then stop by our Buick and GMC dealership in Springfield, IL, to speak with our team.

How to Prepare for a Road Trip

To ensure your car is ready for your next big road trip, it's important to confirm that everything is in proper working order. When you bring your vehicle into our Illinois GMC service center, we'll run through our road trip safety checklist and let you know if your Buick needs any work done. We'll handle any auto maintenance or repairs quickly and efficiently so that you can set out in no time. Our car maintenance checklist includes:

  • Inspecting your car's tires
  • Checking the brakes
  • Inspecting the belts and hoses
  • Topping off fluids or replacing filters
  • Checking your car's battery
  • Verifying the lights and electrical equipment
  • And more!


How to Know if My Car Can Make a Long Trip

As long as your vehicle is in good condition and you've kept up with maintenance, your car should have no problems making a long road trip. Wondering if your car is too old for a road trip or if its mileage is too high? Your Buick Encore GX or GMC Yukon should be able to handle your next road trip as long as you haven't encountered any problems driving around town. To make sure your car is ready for a long trip, schedule GMC service in Springfield, IL, to take care of any maintenance or auto repairs ahead of time.

Additional Road Trip Tips & Advice

Before setting out on your next long trip, be sure to check all four tires for any gauges and cuts. You should also check the tire pressure and listen for any odd noises when braking. We also recommend replenishing your windshield cleaner and replacing your wiper blades if they're on the older side.

If you have any other questions or would like to review road trip essentials with our team, be sure to contact S & K Buick GMC. We can't wait to help you with all your road trip preparation plans!