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Planning A Summer Vacation? Get A Safety Check

Planning a summer vacation by car? It’s important to have your vehicle inspected to make sure that all of your equipment is working properly. Breakdowns on the road can sure put a dent in your family fun.

Here are some important vehicle maintenance tips you should follow.

  • Make sure your coolant and oil levels are correct.

As the weather gets warmer, you will need your cooling system to be in the best operating condition. It is also important in extending the life of your car. Just as important is the oil level, so make sure you have enough, and that the system is free of leaks.

  • Check your tires for proper inflation and tread wear.

You should check your tires at least once a month anyway, and more frequently during extreme weather conditions. Inflate your tires to the proper pressure, according to the manufacturer’s specifications. Check the inside of the driver’s side door or your owner’s manual for tire pressure information.

If you notice a pattern of irregular tread wear, have your vehicle alignment checked. If your tires have wear bars visible and are nearing the end of their useful lives, consider replacing them. Don’t wait for your tires to lose all of their tread.

  • Inspect your brakes, suspension and transmission.

It’s important to have your car placed on a lift and inspected up close for brake pad wear, strut, shock and joint wear, as well as transmission, differential or gear case leaks. These are items you cannot easily check yourself, and it makes sense to have your vehicle safety inspection done by a professional.

Let the experts at NYE Automotive Group give your car a complete inspection. You will have the peace of mind you need to really enjoy your trip. Visit our website or call us to make an appointment today.

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