Tip #1
Buy a tire guage, keep it in your vehicle and use it. Changes in temperature can mean tire pressure changes.

Tip #2
Many vehicles are equipped with oil life monitoring systems that show a percentage of oil life left. Don't rely on just this. Raise the hood and check your oil, using the dipstick. Is it low? If it is, you need to add oil. If it looks dirty, it probably is and needs to be changed.

Tip #3
Check tires for tread depth. Tread depth is critical to tire safety, but you can help keep your tires on the road longer if you treat them with care. Be sure to keep your tires inflated properly and rotate them according to manufacturer’s recommendations (usually about every 5,000 miles) so that the tread wears evenly.

Tip #4
With today's synthetic oil, you go longer between checks under the hood. Check your fluids periodically!

Tip #5
Take time to check all lights and wipers. We drive in the dark much more during winter months. Older halogen bulbs are dimmer, and new bulbs will produce more light.

Tip #6
Battery condition is very important. With cold weather approaching, we can check your battery's condition. This is a simple procedure, and takes just a few minutes.

Tip #7
Make sure and check the freeze protection of your antifreeze. Ideally, it should be 35° which should be a 50/50 mix. Time can also be a factor. If it's 5 years or older, it should be changed.

Tip #8
For summer travel or all around vacation travel be sure to check your belts, hoses, tires, fluid, and transmission. If you are unsure on how to do this, schedule a visit with us before you head out.


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