Stockton Auto Repair

How to Summerize Your Car

It's road trip season, and that means it's time to get your car ready for it. Hot temperatures, dirt, debris and rain can take a toll on your car. With these tips, you will be on the road sooner than you know it.

Tip #1 Ensure your Air Conditioner is working

Nothing worse than going on a road trip in a hot car! You'll want to make sure that the AC is working before you go anywhere. This can be especially true if you go anywhere.

Tip #2 Get Oil Changed, and it's filter too

Before traveling anywhere, you'll need to check your oil. More than likely, you'll need to change the oil. Did you know that your oil filter needs to be changed too? If you don't know how to do it yourself, come into the shop, and we'll do it for you.

Tip #3 Ensure all lights are working

This is common sense because you may drive at night or in the fog that needs lights on. With that said, you'll need to make sure that all the lights are working. This includes headlights, backlights, etc.

Tip #4 Make sure the tires are summer ready

If you haven't switched over your winter tires to summer already, do that. Also, you'll want to make sure that the tires have adequate tire pressure and such.

Tip #5 Check alignment & brakes

When you're driving, you want to make sure you're driving straight. You don't want to feel that the alignment is off when on the highway. With the brakes, if it's feeling loose in the pads, it's time to get it checked. It can be dangerous driving if something is wrong with the alignment or brakes.

Tip #6 Check your battery

A dead car is no fun when you need to get somewhere. You can get your battery tested when you bring it to our shop. Or you can get a battery tester and do it yourself so that you'll know how much life you have left in the battery.

If you need assistance getting your vehicle ready for the summer months ahead, we invite you to bring your vehicle to Toole's Garage Stockton today!

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