1. Regularly replace your filters
Filters should be changed according to the vehicle manufacturer’s recommendations or once a year, but for financial reasons, some motorists change them less frequently. Neglecting to replace filters in a timely manner can damage a car's high-grade technical components. Bosch filters, including fuel, oil, air, and cabin filters have an optimum balance between filtration efficiency and pressure drop. They are made of special micro-fiber paper integrated with a synthetic resin that separates up to 99% of all impurities. By regularly using Bosch filters, motorists are guaranteed a smooth drive.
2. Examine your tires
Inspect the tires for wear and tear, including the spare. Tires should be inflated to the proper pressure as indicated by the vehicle manufacturer. Under-inflated tires may lead to a blowout due to heat build up. Bosch Car Service centers can check tire pressure and condition for possible rough road travel.
3. Check hoses and belts
It's important to mind the vehicle’s hoses and belts as finding a nearby car repair shop on the road may be difficult. Bosch Car Service centers can help ensure that hoses and belts are connected properly and that nothing is loose, leaking, or frayed. Waiting by the side road for assistance is never a good way to start any vacation.
4. Test battery life and alternator
It's wise to have the battery’s condition checked at the nearest Bosch Car Service center, where service engineers will simulate high load conditions and battery cables and terminals for cleanliness and wear. While the battery may need replacing, it’s important to have the alternator checked as well, as this is what’s used to maintain the charge in the battery under all conditions.
5. Inspect all fluid levels
Before setting out, have all car fluids checked at the nearest Bosch Car Service center. The right amount of gasoline, engine oil, transmission fluid, coolants, brake fluid, windshield washer fluid, and power steering fluid should be ensured. If possible, change all fluids for a long road trip to avoid any car trouble such as overheating, or worse yet, brake failure.
Bosch has 25 accredited workshops nationwide that offer general mechanical vehicle repairs with expert, cross-brand service in the field of automotive electrics. Whether coming for repair, a regular maintenance or a truthful vehicular assessment before a long road trip, Bosch Care Service Workshops offer personal and convenient services for every need.