Tuesday, July 1, 2014

5 Car Maintenance Tips for your Summer Trip

5 Car Maintenance Tips for your Summer Trip

DELAWARE, Ohio – The kids are out of school and summer is well underway, which means it's road trip season! Whether you're headed out of state or to the beach, make sure your vehicle is ready for the demands of summer driving and everything runs smoothly with these 5 Car Maintenance Tips for your Summer Trip!

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) recommends these 5 Car Maintenance Tips for your Summer Trip:

CHECK - Cooling System. According to the ASE, the biggest cause of summer vehicle breakdowns is overheating. So make sure to have your cooling system checked, flushed, and refilled if necessary before you hit the road.

CHECK - Air Conditioning. While your mechanic is checking your vehicle's cooling system, have them check your air conditioning and fluids too so that you don't end up baking in the summer heat.

CHECK - Wiper Blades. Winter, especially the one we had this year, can wreak havoc on your wiper blades and when a summer storm decides to roll in during your drive, you may be left unable to clearly see the road. So before you hit the road, replace your old blades and top off your washed fluid!

CHECK - Tires. While you should have your tires rotated every 5,000 miles, it's also important to check the condition of your tires and the spare. Hot weather can cause the air inside your tires to expand, and if the tires are in poor condition it can cause a blowout.

CHECK - Oil. This maintenance tip is important year-round, not just before your summer road trip. Regular oil changes are necessary to maintaining your vehicle's health, so take a look at your owner's manual to see how often you should schedule an oil change based on your driving conditions.

Don't forget that if you are an OnStar subscriber, your monthly OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics email will help you stay up to date on key operating systems, oil life, tire pressure, and regular maintenance reminders. To make things even easier on yourself, enroll in OnStar Dealer Maintenance Notification and we will contact you with the latest offers when it's time to schedule your next service appointment.

We want to make sure that you and your family are safe when you hit the road this summer, so let us make sure your vehicle is ready for your summer road trip! Chesrown Chevrolet Buick GMC is a family owned and operated dealership in Central Ohio that has been committed to providing the highest quality of service to create lifetime customers for over 50 years. Feel free to give us a call at (740) 363-1175 or stop by our dealership at 1701 Columbus Pike, Delaware, OH, 43015!

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