Labor Day Travel Tips

Cars, trucks, and R-V's fill the roadways as people drive away from home and into the long weekend, but before your rev your engine, there are some key things you need to do.

Most people do remember to check their oil before hitting the road, but a lot of people forget to check their air pressure, which is one of the most important things.

Bruce Stone, Bay Manager at Mesa Express Lube, says it's very important to keep your tire pressure at about 40 pounds per square inch. This is because as you drive the tires heat up and the pressure builds.This can cause your tires to get twice as full as they should be.

Stone says, "When this happens you can get a blowout,
and I don't mean a flat. It's more of an explosion from pressure build up."

Stone also suggests to keep an eye on your coolant levels while you're traveling. He says, "If you ever notice your temperature gage up high the best thing to do is pull off. Don't shut your car off right away, pull up somewhere where you can get cold water and spray the radiator. Never spray the motor, spray the radiator. Then you can turn the car off and add coolant."

Stone gives the follow three tips, "check the oil and tire pressure and make sure the coolant is correct."

This way, you'll have a much safer, fuel efficient trip .