May 21st, 2019 by

“So bye-bye, Miss American Pie.
Drove my Chevy to the levee,
But the levee was dry.
And them good old boys were drinkin’ whiskey and rye
Singin’, “this’ll be the day that I die.”

Ah, the classic and quintessential road trip, there’s nothing quite as synonymous than summer and a road trip, well maybe America and Chevy! While certain things probably pop in your mind when it comes to a road trip, your companions, snacks, the perfect playlist (American Pie is one of them!) there is something even more essential, getting your vehicle serviced. Whether you are planning on hitting the road across the country or finding out how far a tank of gas can you closer to home, an unexpected surprise with your vehicle can seriously derail your plans and make for a memorable trip in a bad way. The Certified Service Technicians at Hawkins Chevrolet will perform a pre-trip check-up of your vehicle’s most important systems to ensure you are ready to hit the road without worries. When it comes to servicing your vehicle before a trip, here are just a few of the many essential things that will be covered:

● Battery life
● Tire alignment, pressure, and rotation
● Fluid levels and top-off
● Overall drivability
● Brake inspection including pads
● Windshield wiper check
● Leaks
● Light
● Spare wheel
● Belts

While it’s not fun to think about all the things that could go wrong, it’s critical to be prepared and servicing your vehicle should be the first step before you head out on a road trip. Regular vehicle maintenance can extend the life of your vehicle and prevent costly repairs down the road. After you receive the green-light for your road trip and take care of any possible repairs, why not consider heading out in style with our detail service? There is nothing quite like pulling out of your driveway before your trip in a shiny car. Choose between a quick clean, complete detail or exterior wax that will have your vehicle looking like it just came out of our showroom again.

Road trips are timeless for a reason and create some of the best memories and craziest stories. So, whether you are exploring our great country one state at a time, or are a weekend warrior, you are going to be spending hours in your vehicle. That’s why it’s important to get it serviced somewhere you can trust, Hawkins Chevrolet. Our online form is fast, easy, and user-friendly. The Certified Service experts at Hawkins Chevrolet know precisely which parts your Chevrolet car, truck, or SUV needs -rely on them to maintain your vehicle with the same parts used to build it. Call our service department at (507)238-4786 or visit us online today!

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