Keeping your car up and running in the summer heat means you’ll need to take care of some routine service. Properly maintaining your car ensures you’ll be able to enjoy a classic American family road trip without any breakdowns. Here are a couple of helpful summer car maintenance tips from us here at Paul Obaugh Ford. Take a trip and make memories with peace of mind this summer!
- Tires – Take a good look at your tires before leaving on your journey. If they lack the proper amount of tread to provide optimal traction on road surfaces, odds are they won’t last throughout your trip. Cars with more tread offer increased handling and more traction, both of which add up to a safer drive.
- Windshield Wipers – Winter is gone and spring is on its way out, but rainfall occurs year round. Generally, you should replace your windshield wipers every six months to ensure maximum visibility during rainy and snowy weather. Replacement wiper blades don’t cost much and can be installed in as little as a few minutes.
- Fluids – Having a professional inspect your vehicle’s fluids is a fantastic idea, especially if you’re driving an older vehicle. Making sure there aren’t any leaks and all fluids are topped off is a great way to start any trip.