Is Your Car Ready for Summer Vacation Driving?
With summer around the corner, car owners are revving up for vacation driving. Preparing your vehicle for summer is the first step toward a problem-free driving season. If summer road trips are on this year’s agenda, here are some simple measures you can take to secure your travels:
Check Your Oil and Change the Filter
Oil changes are an essential part of car maintenance and required at regular intervals in accordance with your vehicle manual. Before driving off into the sunset, make sure this service has been done. At Stonum Automotive, we can have your oil and filter changed in less than an hour to improve your vehicle’s gas mileage and performance during your travels.
Check Your Tires
It’s always a good idea to check tire pressure and the state of your tires before long distance traveling. Properly inflated tires will reduce the risk of accidents and give you a smoother ride. If your tires are old and worn, you may want to replace them before your vacation travels. Our technicians can provide excellent advice on tire safety to keep your family safer on the road.
Make Sure Your AC is Working Properly
AC problems on the road can quickly put a damper on your vacation road trip. Before taking off this summer, be sure to have your AC professionally serviced to avoid unexpected problems that may arise. Over time, it’s only natural for your AC system to begin to falter, especially if you live in a hot, humid climate. Our Longmont air conditioning service specialists will give your unit a comprehensive inspection, plug up leaks, replace old and worn parts and run it through a series of tests to ensure you get the most from its performance throughout the summer.
Wipers and Lighting
If your windshield wipers are worn, get them replaced for summer. You never know when summer showers will descend, requiring good wipers for safe driving. In like manner, you’ll need functioning headlights, taillights, turn signals, etc. for safe driving. By making sure all these electronic components are functioning properly, you’ll enjoy safer travels.
A complete vehicle inspection by our competent mechanics will alleviate any doubts you may have about the safety and performance of your vehicle this summer. In addition to oil, AC and tires, we’ll check your vehicle’s brakes, fluids, hoses, belts and other essential parts to give you a clean bill of health for summer driving.