Summer is right around the corner which means it is time for summer fun! As summer is approaching, a lot of us are hitting the highways for summer activities. Whether you’re planning to visit the beach, send your kids off to their favorite summer camp, or drawing out a route for a road trip, your car needs to be in tip top shape for those long hours on the road!
Not sure where to start? No worries, Brakes To Go has made it easy by creating a list of ways to make sure your car is ready to hit the road this summer.
- Check Your Tires
As you know, having functioning tires is essential to safety as well as fuel efficiency. First begin by inspecting all four tires. Look out for cuts, nails or any bulges. The hottest days of summer are approaching which means the air pressure in your tires is bound to increase. Be sure to inflate your tires as needed to match your vehicles’ recommended pressure across all four tires. This number is listed in the owner’s manual or on the side of the driver side door.
2. Listen to and feel your brakes
Ensuring your brakes are in good shape is essential when thinking about car maintenance and safety. If you hear any noise coming from your brakes when pressing or releasing your brake pedal, it might be time to have someone inspect your brakes. Additionally, if you feel any drifting or brake pedal vibrations, it might be a sign that your rotors need to be replaced.
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3. Be aware of fluid levels
With rising temperatures, it is extremely important to have enough fluids in your car. Be sure to check your vehicles’ coolant system as well as transmission fluid, power steering fluid and brake fluid. Making sure your vehicles’ fluids are refreshed is necessary for basic car health in the heat.
4. Clean out your car
Having a clean car feels great, especially when it’s hot outside. Nothing is worse than taking a long road trip or even a short trip to the grocery store in a smelly, dirty car, so cleaning the inside of your vehicle should definitely be at the top of your to do list.
5. Refill emergency kits
We recommend keeping a fully stocked emergency kit in all vehicles. Feel free to make this emergency kit your own, but we recommend the following necessities: flashlight, jumper cables, extra batteries, first aid supplies, water, snacks, and a basic tool kit.
We know that car maintenance can be frustrating, but by ensuring your car maintenance is up to date you can enjoy all the wonderful activities this summer has to offer.
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