As summer quickly approaches, many family’s will be heading for the open road. The first step before leaving for a family road trip is completing car maintenance. Here are tips on auto care that should be completed.
According to an article at tgdaily.com, “Summer Auto Maintenance Tips”
Oil and filter change: If your oil and filter hasn’t been changed for a while, make sure you get it done towards the start of the summer. Extreme temperatures can put additional strain on the oil and filter, so making sure you get it changed can prove very helpful in terms of keeping your engine healthy.
Check your fluid regularly: The hot weather can also impact on fluid levels in your vehicle. You should therefore check your fluid regularly and top up when required. This includes water for your windscreen wipers, transmission fluid, steering fluid, and coolant. This will help to ensure your engine doesn’t overheat as well as providing you with peace of mind.
Keep an eye on your tires: The high summer temperatures can play havoc with your rubber tires. You need to make sure you keep an eye on the tires and check the air pressure on a regular basis. Again, keeping your car in a shaded area will also help to reduce any heat related damage to your tires.
Run tests on your battery: The fluid loss that can result from hot weather can quickly affect your battery. Therefore, you need to test your battery during the summer otherwise you could end up with reduce battery life or total battery failure. Some garages offer free battery tests, so you can get this sorted out with speed and ease.” To read the entire article click here.