Before you hit the road this sum­mer, make sure your vehi­cle is road trip ready so you can have any prob­lems fixed before you go. A pre-trip vehi­cle check­up will help avoid the incon­ve­nience, poten­tial safe­ty haz­ards and unplanned expense of break­ing down miles away from home, says the non-prof­it Car Care Coun­cil.