Yearly Archives: 2019

Pre-Road Trip Vehicle Checklist

Spring and Summer seasons are the best time of year to hop in the car and take a trip nearby, whether you’re hitting the beach, heading to amusement parks, or going camping! The last thing you want to do is get stuck on the road with a broken down vehicle. Before you embark on your road trip, be sure to go over our pre-road trip vehicle checklist to ensure that you’re vehicle stays reliable and dependable on your vacation.    Check Tires - Tires should have the correct pressure and should have good tread.  Check Belts & Hoses - Your local mechanic may have to complete this step. Belts and hose problems can go undetected until they fail completely.  Check Filters & Fluids - All fluids should be clean and full and filters should be clean as well to ensure all systems work properly and to prevent overheating.  Check Windshield Wipers and Lights - You never know when you might hit rain and need windshield wipers. All exterior lights need to ... read more

The Importance of Spring Vehicle Maintenance

Spring is here, and it is the season to start taking control of your vehicle's health. Over the winter months, our cars can decrease in performance due to the heavy weather that can take a toll on our cars. When spring comes around, it's the perfect time to address any issues that may have occurred due to the colder weather and make sure that your vehicle is in top shape for the warmer months ahead.   Here are the top services and maintenance items to revive your vehicle and be prepared for spring and summer driving:    Read your vehicle’s owner’s manual and see if any recommended services are due Stay on top of oil and filter changes Test cooling system and top off coolant Have belts & hoses inspected Make sure A/C works properly Check tire pressure, treat, alignment, and overall tire condition Test your lights, including both exterior and interior, to make sure they are working properly Get new windshield wipers and top of windshi ... read more

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