Your Road Trip Checklist for Smooth Winter Cruising

Right before you leave to travel somewhere by car, we recommend that you always do a quick checklist to make sure your car is in optimal condition to safely make it to your destination. Many Honda service professionals, like our team here at Honda of Santa Monica, suggest the first thing to check is your tire condition. Make sure that the tires have a safe amount of thread. When tires get too dangerously low on thread, you can see metal wires sticking through. If you see this, do not travel with those tires on your vehicle! They are unsafe.

Another great tip is to have your oil changed before you leave. Sometimes timing doesn't allow a traveler to have a fresh oil change but the next best step is to check the oil level and make sure the reservoir is full. Low oil can cause engine damage, which is disastrous for vacation or travel plans.

Double check that your vehicle registration and insurance card is up to date. In event of an accident or emergency, having these up to date can save you a lot of stress and time. Visit our Santa Monica Honda dealership soon for additional road trip advice.

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For 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid, 124 city/105 highway/115 combined miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent (MPGe) electric rating; 47 city/46 highway/46 combined MPG gasoline only rating. 13 mile maximum EV mode driving range rating. 570 mile combined gas-electric driving range rating. Ratings determined by EPA. Use for comparison purposes only. Your MPGe/MPG and driving range will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery age/condition, and other factors. For additional information about EPA ratings, visit http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/label/learn-more-PHEV-label.shtml.

For EV models, 132/105/118 city/highway/combined miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent (MPGe) rating; 82 mile combined (city/highway) driving range rating (adjusted). Ratings determined by EPA. Your MPGe and range will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery age/condition, and other factors. For additional information about EPA ratings, visit http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/label/learn-more-electric-label.shtml.