Summer Maintenance Tips

Mechanic's Tips

Summer Maintenance Tips

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Summer is coming quickly along with road trips and outdoor excursions! Warmer temperatures can be tough on Subies so here are a few things to keep in mind:

Cooling System–During the hotter months, the cooling system works more intensely to prevent overheating of the engine. To help your vehicle cool efficiently, you would want to get the coolant checked for proper level and mixture (approx. 50:50 water and coolant).

Starting System– It’s a good idea to get the alternator, starter and battery tested to ensure that the they are properly charging the vehicle. Excessive heat or a malfunctioning component in the charging system will eventually destroy a battery. Keeping the battery clean and free of corrosion will also help prolong its life.

Tire Pressure–Tire pressure is important in all contexts, whether for speed or safety. Properly inflated tires will insure that they last long and perform efficiently. It will also help them to maintain the best possible contact with the road surface, giving the vehicle steadiness and speed. On the other hand, improperly inflated tires (over or under-inflated) can lead to problems like blow-outs.

To get these items inspected (and more), call us today and request a Summer Safety Inspection!

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