181 North Railways Street, Okotoks

Car Care Tips

Alberta Road Trip Preparation

Saturday 27th of May 2023


People from Alberta, Calgary, love their cars. And nothing goes with cars better than a Calgary road trip. Freedom from daily schedules, new sights and the open road – it's great! But there's nothing like car trouble to bring the fun to a grinding halt.

You can't always avoid problems, but you can take steps to reduce the probability of getting sidelined on your trip.

Heading out on a Calgary road trip? Stop by Lube Town before you head out to make sure everything is in good repair.

Let's look at some of the auto maintenance related problems you might encounter on a road trip in Calgary and what you might do to avoid them.

The most common vehicle component to fail is the tires. Of course, you can't always avoid a road hazard that leads to a flat, but you may be able to head off some maintenance-connected tire problems.

A good tire inspection at Lube Town will start with looking over the condition of the tire itself. Are there signs of uneven tire wear? Are the tires properly inflated? Is the tread worn to the point that the tire should be replaced? The answers to these questions may lead to a recommendation to balance or rotate your tires. It may also be time to have an alignment service.

While you're out seeing the sights, you'll want to make sure you can see the sights. Replace your windshield wipers if they aren't working well. And don't forget your headlamps. They gradually lose their brightness and you don't even realize it. Many people replace their lamps once or twice a year.

All the items mentioned are part of any good vehicle maintenance plan. These are things that you want to take care of anyway, but they all come into focus as you plan for your trip. They'll always save you money in the long run and may prevent inconvenient delays on your trip. After all, you wouldn't want to miss the world's largest ball of string, would you?

For service on demand, simply drive right up to any of our service bays.

No appointment is ever needed

Give us a call, or visit us at our Lube Town website.

  • Lube Town Macleod - 4007 Macleod Tr SW Calgary, Alberta 403-457-3500
  • Lube Town Parkdale - 10 Parkdale Cres NW Calgary, Alberta 403-283-3393
  • Lube Town Okotoks - 181 North Railway St Okotoks, Alberta 403-995-9565

181 North Railways Street, Okotoks