People in and around Toms River, NJ have been waiting all year for May to roll around, especially following a winter and spring that were about as brutal as any we can remember. The cold finally is gone, and school years are just about over, which means it’s time to hop into your Subaru Outback and embark on that summer road trip.

It should be that easy, but don’t undertake a big cross-country endeavor without first getting your vehicle serviced here at Lester Glenn Subaru. Nobody wants to break down several hundred miles away from home, so allowing our service techs to handle a few basic service items before you leave could make a huge difference in ensuring you arrive at your destination safe and on time.

For starters, just schedule a regular maintenance checkup, even if your odometer doesn’t think it is quite time to do so. We can get your oil and filter replaced (which can boost your fuel efficiency), while also checking all of your fluid levels and windshield wipers. These are the basics for keeping your vehicle running over long trips.

Beyond that, we will check the strength of your battery and clean off the terminals to make sure your vehicle doesn’t run out juice in a most inconvenient location, and we also will inspect your tires to make sure the tread is still good enough to handle a rainstorm on the highway. If you need new tires, getting them replaced right before a long trip isn’t the worst idea.

While buying a brand new 2018 Subaru model this year is another great tactic, any Lester Glenn Subaru customer that hasn’t brought their vehicle in to be serviced lately probably should do so before heading out into the Great Unknown this vacation season.