Before Leaving on a Long Trip

To prepare your vehicle for a long trip, consider having it serviced by your dealer/retailer before departing.

Things to check on your own include:
• Windshield Washer Fluid: Reservoir full? Windows clean — inside and outside?
• Wiper Blades: In good shape?
• Fuel, Engine Oil, Other Fluids: All levels checked?
• Lamps: Do they all work and are lenses clean?
• Tires: Are treads good? Are tires inflated to recommended pressure?
• Weather and Maps: Safe to travel? Have up-to-date maps?

    See also:

    RELEASE PARK BRAKE
    This message is displayed if the electric parking brake is on while the vehicle is in motion. Release it before you attempt to drive. See Parking Brake for more information. ...

    Door Ajar Light
    This light comes on in the Driver Information Center (DIC) when a door is open or not securely latched. Before driving, check that all doors are properly closed. ...

    Underbody Maintenance
    Use plain water to flush dirt and debris from the vehicle's underbody. Your dealer or an underbody car washing system can do this. If not removed, rust and corrosion can develop. ...