Summertime And The Driving Is Easy… If You’re Prepared!

30 06 2011

Dale BertramIt seems that when there is a nip in the air, however slight, consumers are more careful to take care of their vehicles’ maintenance.  In the summer they seem more inclined to keep it washed and waxed, but put off maintenance. Here are some reasons that is a bad idea!

  • Overheating is the number one breakdown during the summer.  This is easily preventable by having a radiator/cooling system fluid exchange. 
  • Your air filter needs to be replaced twice a year so it can capture impurities.
  • Windshield wipers are often forgotten…until you need them.  They should be replaced twice a year.
  • Batteryposts and cables need to be cleaned to keep them free of corrosive build up.
  • Tires need to be checked often!  I can’t emphasize this enough.  Proper tread keeps you safe and proper pressure gives your tires longer life and keeps us all greener!
  • Brakes and brake fluid need to be inspected twice a year as well so we are all safer!
  • Brake lights, tail lights, turn signals, headlights…just drive behind someone without brake lights or turn signals…enough said!

With a little time and a little effort these items can be taken care of quickly, efficiently and inexpensively. If it has been six months or so since you had these items checked out, call your car care provider and get it taken care of.  Taking care of your vehicle keeps you and your passengers safer and those of us you share the road with! 

Happy Motoring,

 

 

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