With summer travel plans fast approaching, we could all use some vehicle maintenance tips. If these plans include a road trip, routine vehicle maintenance will ensure that your car is ready to go. Problems with your vehicle can cause a loss of fuel efficiency or in worst case, a total breakdown. Before you start out on your summer road trip, make sure your vehicle is in top condition.
Under-inflated tires can reduce fuel efficiency and cause premature wear. Make sure your tires still have plenty of tread and no signs of obvious damage.
Replace Air Filter:
A new filter will allow unrestricted airflow into the engine, which will improve performance and extend the life of your engine.
Your vehicle’s brakes should be inspected regularly to ensure that they are performing properly. Check and refill brake fluid to proper level.
Hot weather can be tough on your battery. Test and replace if needed to ensure that your car will start promptly and run smoothly.
Check Fluid Levels:
All vehicle fluids and lubricants should be replenished. Engine oil needs to be changed every 3,000 miles.
Replace Windshield Wipers:
Cold winter temperatures can be hard on your wipers. Replace worn and cracked wiper blades now to increase vision during rainstorms.
Check Exterior Lights:
Properly working headlights and brake lights increase safety.
Regular maintenance and inspections will alert you to any problems with your vehicle and allow you to make necessary repairs to increase your automobile’s safety and efficiency while traveling.
Let the experts at the Havoline® Xpress Lube® in Kernersville, NC get your vehicle in prime condition for travel this summer. Stop by our location at 725 Highway 66 South today and ask for our 15-Point Star Service.