Before hitting the road there are just a few things you should always check on your vehicle to make sure you get there without troubles.

1. Check the fluids in your car. Checking the oil, coolant and brake fluid levels may help you avoid an accident or an unnecessary breakdown. If your car is getting close to an oil change, do it before you go.

2. Check your air pressure. The pressure marked on the side of the tire is the max which must not be exceeded. Also, don’t forget to check your spare tire pressure.

3. Check your car’s air filter. Make sure its not dark with dirt. A plentiful supply of clean air to your engine improves it performance.

4. Check to be certain that all lights and signals are functional on your car. Sit in the car, turn on each light or signal and ask a friend to tell you if it’s working or not. Replace bulbs as necessary.