Mid-Summer Maintenance Check

I know you don’t want to hear it, it feels like you just had it done, however, let’s be careful and not sorry, it’s that time for your vehicle to be cared for.

Summer can wear and tear your vehicle with the use of the A/C every day, the wear on the tires in this heat with the rubber rolling on top of the way over 100 degrees asphalt roads. We talk to you all the time about keeping your vehicle maintained and it’s still the same subject. You need to stay on top of these things like your tire pressure, the heat will drain them and if you’re A/C is not blowing as cold as it did after you got it recharged it could use another charging. Your air filter needs to be checked regularly with all the construction dust and summer storms and all the debris out there your air filter gets clogged and it could cost you gas mileage and other inconvenient troubles.

So, what are you to do? If you’re not one to be able to check these few things yourself that I have just mentioned and there’s more, you should bring your vehicle in for its mid-summer maintenance check and make sure. Lots of summer trips and vacations going on this time of year so you don’t want to be on the highway and have the problems, do you? No. So, make that appointment and many of the shops do a 21-point checkup and that number varies but they check everything, and I didn’t mention brakes, they get worn even faster with the summer heat. Brakes heat up plenty on their own and then when you add the summer heat, watch out, so be sure to be aware are your brakes getting a little spongy? Going a little further down than before?

Here’s a reminder on what you should be looking out for:

Starter Operation, Interior Lighting/Warning Lights, Wipers & Washer System, Heater and A/C Operation, Engine Performance Test Drive, Transmission/Clutch Test Drive, Wheel Balance Test Drive

Alignment Test Drive, Brakes Test Drive, and Visual Inspection, Tires, Shock Absorber/Suspension, Steering Linkage, Exhaust system, Driveshaft & Joints Test Drive & Visual, Radiator (Visible Leaks)

Under Hood Fluid Levels (PS/ATF Coolant/Washer & Brake), Drive Belts, Battery, Charging System Voltage Test, Engine Mounts, Turn Signals/Flashers, Headlights/Fog Lights

I know you heard it all before, however I get rolling into summer and I forget about certain things and then it’s too late, don’t be like me get on top of it now!

A complete inspection is important to the health of your car and your finances. When you have your car checked, you will be alerted to any potential problems that may arise in the near future. If you have the problem remedied in time, you could save a lot of money on expensive car repairs down the line. For instance, if your car has been overheating, it could mean that you have low oil pressure, which is very damaging to your car. An inspection prior would have revealed the low oil pressure problem, and the large repair bill would have been avoided. An inspection will also reveal if you have the proper tire pressure and fluid levels. Transmissions, the costly-to-repair component of the car, would greatly benefit from an inspection. Regular inspections would help you monitor the health of the transmission, battery, alternator, steering and suspension systems. You will be able to determine when it is time to replace the part and make any minor repairs. Regular car maintenance and some alterations to your driving habits, such as driving at reduced speeds, can increase the fuel efficiency.




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