To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation, Parks Canada is offering free entry throughout 2017 to all its sites. Are you a fan of camping, hiking and the great outdoors? Eager to pack up your car and explore Canada’s magnificent national parks? Before you hit the open road, make sure your ride is as ready as you are by following Auto Value’s list of essential pre-trip car checks.
1. The condition of your tires
Whether you’re about to embark on a coast-to-coast Parks Canada camping trip or a quick weekend getaway to your nearest national park, it’s crucial that your car’s tires be in perfect condition. Before you leave, it’s a good idea to have their pressure, alignment and level of wear assessed by an expert.
2. The condition of your brakes
Planning to stop at every single Parks Canada site you come across? Great—but make sure you’re able to, well, stop in the first place. Book an appointment at one of our Certified Service Centers and let the pros make sure your vehicle’s braking system is up to par.
3. The state of your A/C
Quick question: on a sweltering summer day, would you rather find yourself cruising in a cool, air-conditioned car, or gasping for air in an oven-mobile? Enough said.
4. The state of your lights
The excitement of your Parks Canada camping trip is sure to last well into the starry hours of the night. Make sure you’re visible at all times by confirming that your turn signals and headlights are in good working condition before you leave. The same goes for your RV, if that’s more your camping style.
5. And everything else!
Windshield wipers, washer fluid, engine oil, coolant and suspension fluid should also be high on your list of things to check before you hit the road. In a nutshell, don’t leave anything to chance! And be sure to contact us to find out more about the services offered at our Auto Value Certified Service Centers.
On that note, happy travels and happy camping!
Parks Canada: camping, hiking, boating and more
The Discovery Pass provides free entry to more than 200 Parks Canada locations nationwide, including national historic sites, marine conservation areas and wildlife preserves. (The usual fees for camping and other lodging types, however, remain in effect.) Order your free Discovery Pass from Parks Canada’s website today!
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