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Summer Car Maintenance

Summer is slowly creeping up on us. Here are a few simple tips to prepare your car for those summer road trips.

De-Winterize Your Car
Remove your snow tires, check all fluids, and clean out the undercarriage of your vehicle where salt may have built up during winter driving.

Change Your Oil
Oil is one of the most vital fluids in your vehicle because it ensures that your engine parts run clean, smooth, and cool. If you are doing this yourself, check your owner’s manual to see how often it is recommended to change your oil and what type of oil to use.

Check Your Belts And Hoses
Check your belts and hoses for cracks, leaks, and loose connections. Hose should be firm. Soft and pliable hoses can indicate a problem.

Air Conditioning
In most cases, the Freon in your air conditioning does not need to be recharged yearly. But if the cabin temperature can not maintain a temperature below 10ºC then there could be a problem; and you would not want to go on that long summer road trip burning in the heat.

Brakes and Tires
This is another important safety feature. Be sure your brakes and tires are in good working order before you set off for any extended summer drive. Have them checked, serviced, or replaced if your pads and rotors are worn out.

Radiator coolant is your best defense against a steaming summer disaster. To prevent breakdowns, it is best to have your coolant topped up, replaced, and radiator serviced.

These are a few simple tips that we have compiled for you to prepare your car for the summer to decrease the chances of any unfortunate incidents. Of course if you do run into any automotive issues, you can contact us @ Penney Auto Body for your auto body / collision repair and paint services.

Penney Auto Body & Glass, Vancouver’s Auto Body Collision Repair Shop, is an expert in paint and body repair and cares about the welfare of your car and your personal safety. If you get involved in an automotive accident or you're a victim of a vehicle break-in or theft be sure to contact Penney Auto Body for your auto body, collision repair, and car painting services.