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Summer Automotive Maintenance Tips

Summer Automotive Maintenance Tips
Summer Automotive Maintenance Tips

The summer season brings plenty of events and activities for everyone to do. You’ll probably be doing quite a bit of driving on trips and other things, so it’s crucial to make sure that your automobile is in good working condition, so you don’t run into any hiccups along the way.

At Complete Automotive, we can help you with any of your automotive maintenance services. Here are some simple maintenance tips to keep in mind this summer as your driving to and from different activities.

Check on Your Oil

When you’re driving more in the summer, you’re using more miles and of course, more oil. Once your car reaches a certain amount of mileage, it’s important to check the oil levels more often. You could be using more oil than you think.

Test the Air Conditioning

In one of our previous blog posts, we talked about the importance of checking the air conditioning in your automobile before the summer. If you think you have an issue with your car’s air conditioning, it’s important to bring it in to get checked because driving in the summer can get hot.

Keep an Eye on Your Tire Pressure

When your tire pressure indicator light switches on, this is when it’s time to get to a gas station and check the pressure. One recommendation is to keep a handheld tire pressure gage in your glove compartment, so you can check on the go. Also, an electric tire pump is a good investment for your automobile. Most are simple to use!

Inspect Your Brakes and Alignment

If you feel that your brakes are not performing as well as they should, it might be time to have them inspected to ensure they still are safe and have life left. If they don’t, you’ll need to replace those asap for safety.

Your car’s alignment can go through wear and tear from heavy driving, potholes, and rough roads. During the summer, you’ll want to get your alignment evaluated. If you feel the steering wheel pull to one side, this could be a sign.

At Complete Automotive, you don’t have to fret over any of your automotive issues. We’re a full-service automotive repair and maintenance company that will offer inspections, check-ups, and all repairs to your vehicle. If you need a summer check-up, don’t hesitate to reach out. Contact us at 805-547-2333 to set up your appointment!