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Maintenance Tips Before Your Summer Road Trip

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July 13, 2017

Summer is here and families are ready to hit the road and take a much-needed vacation. Make sure your car is ready for the journey by preventing any unexpected mishaps while you’re out of town.

The easiest way to stay prepared is to visit one of our professionals at Hassett and let a mechanic perform a full safety inspection on your vehicle about a week before your trip. Waiting till the last minute to get your car inspected is not good because if something comes up wrong, it could take a few days to get fixed. You do not want last minute auto repairs throwing a wrench in your vacation plans, forcing you to delay your trip.

In a safety inspection, one of our mechanics will give a thorough check of everything from fluid levels, belts, hoses, lights, tires and brakes to make sure your car is ready to cruise the road.

Some of the qualities a safety inspection will cover include:

5 Road Trip Tips To Prepare You For The Ultimate Summer Adventure

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June 6, 2017

Whether summer road trips are a family tradition or you’re going on a big summer ride for the first time, a few more tips never hurt! Check out this list of summer road trip tips to inspire you before you hit the highway:

summer road trip tips

  • Be sure to get your vehicle checked out by a professional before you go, and get up to date on oil changes, fluid levels, tire pressure, etc.
  • Clear out the trunk of your vehicle, getting rid of any clutter, and consider replacing it with some non-perishable snacks, fresh water, and a first-aid kit.
  • Map your route out ahead of time on a physical map, just in case your phone dies, and be sure to mark any nearby hospitals in case of an emergency.
  • Similarly, plan where you will stop to eat ahead of time. This way, you won’t end up blowing money on gas station candy or at fast food restaurants when hunger strikes.
  • If you are travelling with children or young ones, stock the back seat with small games and toys. Be prepared to pull over more often, and try to be patient.

 

For more tips and safety advice, or to get behind the wheel of a new car entirely, give us a call or stop by anytime here at Hassett Pre-Owned.

Car Spring Cleaning Tips

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April 22, 2017

car spring cleaning

As the weather improves and the temperatures rise, we are entering one of the busiest driving times of the year. With a few simple steps, you can make sure your car is ready. Use the following car spring cleaning procedures.

  • Clean Interior. Over the past few months, dirt, salt, and trash have had their heyday inside your car. Now, it is over. Throw away all the trash in your car and take the time to seriously clean your car. Scrub away any stains on the upholstery, carefully dust and clean your dashboard, and vacuum from top to bottom.
  • Wash your car. Wash away the salty build-up on your car with a thorough wash. Pay close attention to the underbody, which usually gets the worst of it. Add a coat of wax to protect your paint.
  • Do some maintenance. Check your tires, along with your spare, to make sure they are properly inflated and have adequate tread depth. Also, it is a good idea to replace your windshield wipers as winter can leave them cracked and worn.
  • Organize. Make sure everything you want to keep in your car has a place. Purchase extra storage containers, if needed.

With these simple steps, you will have the cleanest car on the street. If you need a new car for your spring driving, come visit us at Hassett Pre-Owned.