When it comes to vehicle service suggestions for summer, Gilchrist Automotive is on-hand to help. As you may already know, there are a lot of ways your car can suffer some potentially harmful wear-and-tear during the 'dog days'. That damage can be avoided, however, by taking a few steps toward 'summer-proofing' your vehicle.
What Are The Benefits To Summer-Proofing Your Vehicle
You've made your plans and mapped out your course for an outstanding summer road trip with your family and friends. But nothing can ruin your getaway plans faster than a broken-down vehicle. And your plans aren't the only potential casualties if you decide to neglect the advantages of summer-proofing your car, truck, or SUV.
Scheduled Vehicle Service Saves You Cash
Putting off regular car service is a boo-boo that almost everyone makes. In our rush to get on the road, we do not take the time to make certain our car, truck, or SUV is ready to roll. Before you know it, your radiator needs replacing or your engine has overheated in the summer heat. Which do you think will cost you more? A gallon of coolant or a new engine?
Improve the Life of Your Car
Keeping your car maintained isn't just to make sure you get a more affordable, problem-free road trip. In the long run, keeping your car maintained ensures its longevity for far longer than a minimally maintained one.
Nobody intends to be broken down on the side of the road in the middle of nowhere, or worse. Preventative maintenance can make sure you and your friends and family reach your destination safely. So, before you hit the road, take a few minutes to look at this brief vehicle summer-proofing checklist:
When you run your A/C, check for strange odors, unusual noises, or minimal or no cold air. If any or all of these problems pop up, you'll probably need to get your A/C system checked out.
Check your radiator or overflow tank levels to make sure your engine is being properly cooled. Using a coolant tester can verify your water/coolant mix is good.
Check your brake fluid, transmission fluid, and oil to make sure your car, truck, or SUV's vital mechanical systems are properly lubricated at all times.
The 3 'B's'
Remove your tires one-at-a-time and inspect your brake pads and/or shoes for any visible signs of wear-and-tear.
A battery tester can check the power levels of your battery to make sure your car, truck, or SUV starts whenever you need it to.
Ensure your windshield wiper blades are in great shape and not bouncing across your dry windshield or leaving a mess on a wet one.
Getting Your Car Service Done at the Car Dealer
For all your car, truck, and SUV maintenance needs, Gilchrist Automotive in Weatherford has everything you need to keep your vehicle in excellent condition, including the expertly trained, certified service technicians you'll need to ensure your car, truck, or SUV is fixed to manufacturing specifications. So, when making your preparations for the summer, make sure to schedule a quick summertime evaluation of your car and allow our automotive experts provide you with a safe summer season.