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How to Prepare Your Car For a Road Trip?

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Western Australia has many great starting points for a road trip and let's face it, most people who do are doing so to explore beautiful coastlines, 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, places like Bunbury have something to offer for every traveller. Only 2 hours down the coast from Claremont, its a great place to begin.

In addition, this coastal city is well-situated for road trips to other parts. 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 a road trip. Let's have a look at some tips, including advice on tyre pressure, checking fluids, and packing a basic emergency kit.

Road Trip Preparation Tips


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 centre.

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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Check in with Claremont Tyrepower, for the best tyres south of Perth. For your SUV, sedan, and 4WD, there is a wide selection of tyres and friendly service.

We at Richard's Tyrepower Perth are very proud to say that we have been fitting cars with tyres in Perth, Swanbourne, Mount Claremont, Cottesloe, Peppermint Grove, Mosman Park and Dalkeith areas since 1976. The people of Perth trust us for expert advice with New Tyres, Alloy Mag Wheels, Wheel balancing, Wheel alignments and Puncture Repairs.

We offer a comprehensive selection of high quality tyre and wheel products to suit everyone from the serious off roader to the performance car enthusiast.

Have a Chat With us Today!

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.

Being a part of Australia's largest independent tyre retailer means we can offer our customers highly competitive pricing options on a range of tyres including Dunlop, Michelin, Toyo, Goodyear and Maxxis and many more!

So, if you are in the Claremont area, come and visit us at 4 Stirling Road, Claremont or contact us today on (08) 9286 2299.

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