When it comes to making the most out of your Ute, it’s important to feel confident in your ability to take longer trips than usual. Whether you’re driving for business or pleasure, you need to know that your Ute can haul your equipment safely across Australia, without a sudden breakdown or problem.
Although we at CVS can’t do much to stop disaster from striking your road-trip, we can give you a helping hand when it comes to preparing for the journey ahead. With the right fit-outs and accessories, you can ensure that your Ute is reliable as possible before you even get behind the wheel for that big upcoming trip.
The first step in preparing your Ute for a long drive is to get a check-up. You’ll need to visit a local garage or mechanic to ensure that everything is working as it should be and that there’s nothing mechanically wrong with the vehicle before you take to the road. If everything looks good, then you can start thinking about how to upgrade your vehicle even further.
For example, installing a canopy or service body could help you to protect the gear that you’re hauling throughout Australia, so that it doesn’t end up damaged, covered in dust, or rained on during your trip. This can be particularly important during long drives when it’s hard to know what’s going to happen from one hour to the next.
While you’re improving your ride, you can even add little extras too, such as reversing cameras that will help you to park more confidently on the road and storage solutions for the back of your truck. Think carefully about what you need to get the most out of your journey, and build from there.
Checking your tyre pressure on the morning of your journey is a simple yet often over-looked procedure. It can help you to save plenty of money on not only gasoline but calling out someone that can pull you out of a jam if things go wrong.
If you’re traveling long distances, you might even find that getting someone to come out and save you if you face a problem is more expensive than you might think. When you’re checking the tyres, make sure that you check your spare too. If it’s in good condition, it should be stored securely in the back of your Ute, protected by your service body or canopy so that it can continue to work perfectly for longer.
Speaking of things that you should keep protected by your service body or canopy, it might also be helpful to look into packing an emergency kit just in case things go wrong. For instance, this kit might include jumper cables for if your battery dies, a first-aid kit, and a range of other essentials that you don’t want to be stranded on the road without.
Remember, it’s better to be safe than sorry, so when you’re filling up your gas tank, make sure that you take the time to give your entire vehicle a good check over too. For instance, you should check to make sure that your battery is fully charged and ready to start your vehicle even when the engine is cold.
What’s more, you might also want to think about checking the oil. This is something that people frequently forget, but it’s usually a much better idea to focus on getting the oil changed before you go on a long trip than dealing with the results of getting an oil change after you’ve broken down.
We can’t stop bad things from happening on the road, but at CVS, we can give you some of the tools you need to feel safer and more prepared. Get in touch today to find out more.