Fatherhood and road trips go hand in hand, like Ddad jokes and eye rolls. But when you’re ready to hit the road with your family, you want to make sure your car can handle the distance. Use these upgrades to make your car last for longer distances and create memorable journeys everyone remembers years down the road.
Invest in High-Quality Tires
Good tires on a car ensure your vehicle has the right “footwear” for the rough roads ahead. Investing in high-quality tires ensures better traction, stability, and, most importantly, safety for your family trip. Remember—a well-maintained set of tires can last up to 70,000 miles, so why skimp?
Use Synthetic Oil Engine Upkeep
While conventional oils have served many admirably, it’s time to embrace the superior qualities of synthetic oils. Switching to synthetic oil can lower your vehicle’s operating temperature and prolong the life of your engine. The oil will last longer in the engine for long-lasting lubrication on the road.
Give Your Radiator a Boost
Nobody wants things to get heated during a long trip, and that applies to your vehicle as well. Upgrading your radiator with a high-performance cooling system prevents overheating.
Companies like Mishimoto and Koyo offer great aftermarket options that outshine regular OEM radiators, so your car and family can chill out and enjoy the ride. This boost is a great upgrade to make your car drive longer distances during family vacations in hot climates where the engine is more prone to overheating.
Replace Your Old Battery With a Powerful One
Dads need energy, and so does your car. There’s nothing worse than hitting the road and finding yourself with a dead battery. Swap out the old clunker for a strong, long-lasting battery. Your car will thank you for the boost in energy, and your kids won’t mind either.
Turbocharge Your Engine
Boosting your car’s engine with a turbocharger is like feeding it a power-packed shake; it provides an extra kick that can make a difference, especially on those long drives. A turbocharger forces more air into the combustion chamber, helping your engine squeeze out every bit of energy from the fuel. This extra energy enhances your car’s power and acceleration and improves fuel efficiency, making road trips more economical.
Before you install it, you should determine if your turbocharger is quality by inspecting areas like the wastegate or noting a boost in speed. You want trips with the family to be efficient and fast since longer ones can become tedious for kids.
With these handy upgrades, your car is ready to go on all those precious family road trip moments. Roll down the windows, crank up the tunes, and make some memories with your newly upgraded car.