Keep Your Car In Top Shape This Summer

So once again, we made it through a long cold winter, and summer is just around the corner. You have the camping gear packed up in the trunk, your favorite song playing on the radio, and nothing but an open road ahead of you. Before you head out on that summer road trip though, here are some maintenance tips to keep your vehicle healthy through the coming months.

Wheels: 
As another Erie, PA winter has come and gone, pothole season is upon us. The road crews are doing their best to fill them, and you’re doing your best to avoid them but every now and then you will inevitably strike one. Something as seemingly inconsequential as this can throw your wheels out of alignment. And when this happens it is best to address the issue immediately. Misaligned wheels can cause uneven wear on your tires, especially during periods of heavy use. 

This touches on the importance of tire rotation as well. During periods of heavy use such as the summer months, it is extremely important to rotate your tires about every 6,000 miles. This has a dramatic effect on the lifespan of your tires. 

Fluid Levels: 
It is always important to maintain your vehicle’s fluid levels in accordance with the recommendation in your owner’s manual. In the scorching heat of mid-summer, you may find yourself stuck in traffic for some period of time. And it is in these moments that you will thank yourself for having your vehicle’s fluids regularly flushed and replenished. Let’s face it, nobody wants to deal with an overheated vehicle.

And last but not least…

Wipers:
While it may seem insignificant, remember that with all the summer sunshine will inevitably come to the rain and plenty of it. If windshield wipers are left on for too long they eventually stop functioning properly. If neglected long enough they can begin to actually impede your vision by creating streak marks on your windshield. This can rapidly create a dangerous situation.

The tasks above might seem overwhelming, but Precision Alignment & Brake can accommodate all of them. Stop by today to get your vehicle summer-ready!

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