Summer is officially here! That means it’s time for warm weather, vacations, cookouts, and pool parties. However, it also means it’s the time of the year that your car hates that most. That’s right. Just when you thought summer was full of only awesome and fun things, we had to go spoil that for you. But wait! Even though summer can definitely be tough on your car, and even take years off its life, there are several things you can do to make sure your car is good-to-go for the hot summer months.
- Check your tires. And we’re not only talking about the four tires at each corner of your car. Make sure you check your spare tire too! All five of your car’s tires should have adequate tread and air pressure. One fun and easy way to check tread is to stick a penny in the tread of the tire – if Abe’s head disappears, you’re golden!
- Change oil and oil filter. I am just as guilty as anyone for procrastinating on an oil change. But what I didn’t realize is that oil is the lifeblood of your car! It’s what keeps all those moving parts moving correctly so you can get from point A to point B safely. Don’t wait! Get it done now at the beginning of summer.
- This may seem obvious, but you need to de-winterize your car. In other words, if you put snow tires on your car for winter, take them off. It’s not winter anymore and this quick and painless change will save you lots of moolah at the gas pump.
We hope these tips are useful for you! Keep checking our blog for more tips coming in the next couple weeks. And always remember, Hassett is always here to help you with all your car maintenance needs. Stop by today and let us get your car up to snuff!