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Important Parts to inspect on the Vehicle before Summer

by | May 16, 2014 | Brake Repair, Car Care Tips, General Car Maintenance, Tire Repair


The vehicle should be inspected on a regular basis. This can help to ensure that the parts are working effectively and efficiently with one another. By inspecting the vehicle for any issues, you can help to prevent a more serious issue from occurring. If a problem is ignored, it can turn into a larger issue. This could lead to more parts becoming worn or damaged. Besides fixing the first issue, it may require more time and money to fix the other issues that might have developed. By ignoring regular maintenances, the vehicle will become less reliable than it should. Make sure to follow preventative maintenance schedules to help keep the vehicle working the way it should be. If you are unsure how often parts should be inspected, make sure to contact us. We can help to provide you with a schedule.

The Battery should be inspected often

When inspecting the vehicle, remember to check the battery. During the winter the battery can start to wear down and become weak. If you notice that the vehicle is slow to start or has difficulties starting, make sure to bring it in as soon as you can. We can inspect the battery and advise you if a new battery might be needed. We can also check the battery for any build up or corrosion around the terminals. The battery should be clean, and free from any cracks or bulges it might have on it. If the battery has a build up of dirt or leaves, it could make for a difficult time when it is charged.

Check the Tires over

The tires are an important part for the vehicle. They are also the only part that has contact between the vehicle and the surface of the road. The air pressure should be checked on the tires frequently. Having the proper amount of air pressure can help the efficiency of the vehicle. If the tires are under inflated, it can result in poor mileage. If you are unsure what the correct amount of air pressure should be at, the vehicle owner’s manual will specify it. The right amount can also be found on the inside of the driver’s door. If the tires are starting to wear unevenly, it may be time to have them rotated. This can help to get the most out of the tires that you can. It might also be necessary to have them aligned. By aligning the tires, they can wear evenly when they rotate. It can also help to improve the efficiency of the vehicle.

The Brakes are an important part

The brake system of the vehicle is important. This helps to improve the safety of the vehicle. If you start to notice any odd sounds coming from the vehicle, make sure to schedule and appointment to bring it in. We can inspect the brake system for any problems it might have. If the brake pads have worn out, it is important to have them replaced as soon as possible. This can help to prevent an issue with the brake rotors of the vehicle.

The Oil should be changed on a regular basis

Regular maintenance is important for the longevity of your vehicle. This includes making sure that the oil is changed on a regular basis. The old oil is replaced with fresh clean oil. This can help parts of the engine to operate properly. The engine can be lubricated with new clean oil.