With Memorial Day weekend coming up, make sure your vehicle is prepared to hit the road. By staying on top of seasonal maintenance for your car, you can help ensure the safety and reliability of it. By taking preventative measures, you can help ensure the components for the vehicle can perform optimally. This should include the lights, fluids, tires, and brakes of the vehicle. We can also recommend when the vehicle should be brought in for routine maintenance.
Driving over Memorial Day weekend
No matter what condition your vehicle is in, it will need regularly scheduled maintenance. Oil changes are typically the most frequent of all the services. Since the oil is vital to the engine and how the vehicle runs, you will want to make sure that it is changed on a regular basis. You can check the owner’s manual for a schedule, or we can advise you on one. During the oil change, we will also inspect the oil filter for the vehicle as well. Over time the filter will become clogged for dirt and pollutants that are in the oil. By replacing the filter, fresh clean oil will pass through and to the engine.
Over time, the battery will start to lose charge for your vehicle. This is especially true if the battery is over three years old. The connections between the cables and terminals of the battery should be inspected. They should be securely fastened and also free of corrosion. If you notice that your vehicle is becoming difficult to start, schedule an appointment so we can inspect it for you.
Since the only part of the vehicle that makes contact with the surface of the road are the tires, you will want to inspect them regularly. Check the air pressure in them before traveling. If you check the air pressure after driving a few miles, it could result in a false reading. Remember to never have the tires over inflated or under inflated. This could lead to a safety hazard with the tires. So always remember to having the tires inspected regularly.