Prior to going on a trip, you should check:
Check all lights. Check your headlights (high and low-beam), brake lights, turn signals, parking lamps and (if you have them) fog lights to make sure they are all operational. You should clean your headlights using glass cleaner to improve night visibility.
Check wiper blades. Inspect them for cracks or tears, and make sure they’re operational. If they’re in good shape, it’s still a good idea to clean the rubber blade with little glass cleaner.
Check all hoses. Look for any cracks or holes in hoses. If you find any that are not in good shape and need replacing, bring your vehicle to us to replace them
Check all belts. Inspect all belts to ensure that none are worn, lose or frayed.
Inspect the battery for signs of corrosion on the terminals
Check all fluids. Check the reservoirs to ensure that your coolant and wiper fluids are at the proper levels. Check your oil using the dipstick. Check transmission fluid, power-steering fluid and brake fluid. Refer to your vehicle’s owner’s manual for advice on checking all the fluids.
It is also a good idea to have a good set of basic tools and an emergency kit on hand, these can be purchased from most auto parts stores.
Check tire pressures