When you pick up a new vehicle at Superior Acura of Dayton, you're going to be thinking road trip! Before you can leave on a road trip, you've got some planning to do, even if you want to take a road trip in any direction just to see where you end up.

Check Everything

Even if your Acura is brand new, you should still check all of the fluids and check for leaks. While it's rare for a new vehicle to have a problem, it's not unheard of. Check the oil, the coolant, brake fluid and power steering fluid. If applicable, check the transmission fluid. If you have a manual transmission, check the clutch master cylinder. And, check the belt and hoses. Look under the vehicle for any leaks.

Pack Up

Even if you don't know where you're going, you'll need to pack appropriately. Pack for the weather and for the amount of time you'll be gone. If you're driving in the winter, be sure to pack for an extra couple of days in the event that you get stuck and it takes time for someone to help you. Or, you could get stranded at your destination because of a snow storm.

Emergency Kit

Make sure you have a winter emergency kit packed in the vehicle. This includes a large first aid kit, extra blankets, a fire starting kit, extra water for everyone, high-energy food for everyone, rain gear and warm jackets for everyone, and an extra change of warm clothing for everyone.


If you do know where you'd like to go, figure out how long you want to drive each day and make reservations at hotels along the route. Use one of the map programs online to determine where you'll end up if you drive a certain number of hours each day. This step is more important if you are driving to or through areas with special events going on. If you're heading out for some skiing, it's a good idea to make sure the hotel you want has vacancies.

Visit Superior Acura of Dayton

Stop by Superior Acura of Dayton to test drive a new vehicle so that you could take a long road trip in a brand new Acura. If you're not ready for a new vehicle, be sure to have your current vehicle checked at our Acura service department before you leave.

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