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How to Prepare Your Car For a Road Trip?

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Bunbury is a great starting point for a road trip to explore the region’s beautiful coastline, national parks, and wineries. From the beautiful Geographe Bay, with its crystal-clear waters and white sandy beaches, to the Shannon National Park, featuring dense forest and waterfalls, Bunbury has something to offer for every traveller.

In addition, this coastal city is well-situated for road trips to other parts of Western Australia. Just two hours north of Bunbury is Perth, the state capital, which boasts a vibrant city atmosphere, and a variety of entertainment options. To the south, the famous Margaret River is a must-visit destination for 4WD owners, which offers beautiful beaches, forests, caves, and other natural attractions.

Whether you want to explore the city or experience the natural beauty of Western Australia, it’s important to prepare your car for the road trip. Let’s have a look at some tips, including advice on tyre pressure, checking fluids, and packing a basic emergency kit.

Check your tyres

Your tyres are one of the most crucial parts of your car, and it’s important to ensure they are in good condition before hitting the road. Check your tyre pressures, tread depth, and overall condition of your tyres to make sure they are safe to use.

Don’t forget to check your spare tyre too, and that you have the tools to swap a tyre out, should the need arise.

Check your car fluids

Your car relies on several fluids to function correctly. These include engine oil, coolant, and brake fluid. Check these fluids and top them up as necessary before setting off on your journey. Additionally its important to ensure that you have enough windscreen wiper fluid as well.

Inspect your brakes

Car brakes are crucial for your safety, especially during long trips where you might find road hazards or heavy traffic. Pay attention to signs of wear, such as screeching or grinding sounds when you brake.

If you experience noises or a shaking brake pedal, don’t delay, have your vehicle inspected by an authorised mechanical service center.

Pack an emergency kit

Anything can happen, and it’s important to be prepared for the unexpected. Pack an emergency kit that includes items such as a spare tyre, a flashlight, jumper cables, a first aid kit, water, and snacks.

Get a comprehensive car service

It might be a good idea to get your car serviced before your road trip, especially if it hasn’t been inspected in a while. A comprehensive car service can identify any potential issues your vehicle may have, helping to ensure it is in top condition for your road trip.

Our Tyrepower Store

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Whether you're an experienced outback enthusiast or a first-time car rental driver, Tyrepower Bunbury can assist you on your journey up the coast.

We are your one-stop shop for tyre and wheel solutions in Bunbury and surrounding areas, including Australind, Dalyellup, Eaton and Treendale And Dardanup. Our store has in stock the most extensive selection of passenger, SUV, commercial, and 4WD tyres from the big brands, including Toyo, Kumho, Michelin, BF Goodrich and Maxxis. We cater to all budget ranges and most makes and models.

We take pride in delivering excellent customer service, offering friendly advice, and providing efficient service. Our goal is to offer you an excellent customer experience that will make you a returning customer and a Tyrepower advocate.

Bunbury Tyrepower can supply you with the ideal tyre for your car, as well as offer helpful tips and recommendations on how to best care for your tyres after they have been fitted. So, if you are in Bunbury or the surrounding area, call in and talk to one of our expert staff members today.

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Before embarking on your road trip, it's crucial to ensure that your vehicle is well-maintained. Many holidaymakers overlook the importance of servicing or inspecting their tyres, which could potentially lead to costly repairs.

If you require new tyres for your vehicle, seek assistance from the expert team at Bunbury Tyrepower by calling us on (08) 9721 7688, or visiting our store located at Cnr Blair & Stuart Streets, Bunbury.

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