Check fluid levels, including motor oil, radiator fluid, transmission fluid, and windshield wiper fluid.
Check the air filter which keeps dirt and debri from your engine. This will ensure a smoother more stable ride.
Keep an emergency kit in the trunk. The kit should include: first aid supplies, jumper cables, a flashlight, fresh batteries, flares, basic tools, duct tape, gloves, flares and a mobile phone.
Check the pressure and wear and tear on the tires.
Check the headlights, tailights, parking lights and license plate lights and turn signal lights.
Check your wiper blades.