Have the air conditioning serviced.
Over time, the air conditioning can slowly leak refrigerant, causing the compressor to operate for longer periods than usual and put added strain on your engine. If your air conditioning doesn't feel as cool as it once did, we can pressure test the system and properly diagnose any issues.
Keeping fresh antifreeze in the coolant system is very important. Old coolant can cause premature corrosion inside your engine and radiator. If left unchecked, that can lead to overheating and leaks.
Check the battery
On average, a battery may last from two to three years. If the battery in your car is older than that, it's only a matter of time before it leaves you stranded. As a battery ages, it keeps less and less of a charge, causing the alternator to work harder. Changing your car battery every three years will save you a lot of trouble.
Check your tires
As road temperatures increase, so will the pressure in your tires. Dry rot, large bumps in the sidewalls or uneven wear - these indicate a serious problem. Once things get warm, any small problem can develop into a flat in a hurry. That can put you, your passengers and those on the road around you in a dangerous situation. Getting new tires, sooner rather than later can prevent save you money in the long run.
Replace windshield wipers
Summer brings heavy rain and thunderstorms. New wiper blades will keep your driving visibility at its' best.
Examine all hoses
As the weather warms up, severe heat means the coolant system will be under increased pressure to keep everything the right temperature. We will check your hoses to ensure there are no cracks, cuts or bulges, and save you from frustration of a broken hose leaving you on the side of the road.
Check all belts
Higher temperatures can wreak havoc on old or worn belts. Your air conditioning, power steering or charging system won't be operating as efficiently as they should be.
Replace all fluids
Oil, transmission, power-steering and brake fluids should be at the proper levels and the appropriate color. If anything looks dark or burnt, we can flush and replace it.
Additional seasonal auto services:
OIL CHANGE, LUBE AND FILTER - Every 3,000 - 4,000 miles
Always refer to the manufacturer's specifications in your vehicle owner's manual, but a good rule of thumb is to have the oil and filter changed regularly, every 3,000 to 4,000 miles when using conventional engine oil and every 5,000 to 6,000 miles when using synthetic engine oil.
HAVE ALL FLUID LEVELS CHECKED - Each Oil Change
Have all fluids inspected, including brake, power steering, transmission/transaxle, windshield washer solvent and antifreeze/coolant. These fluids play a vital role in the safety and performance of the vehicle.
CHECK YOUR SPARK PLUGS - Keep your engine tuned. A fouled spark plug can reduce fuel efficiency as much as 30 percent.
HAVE THE CHASSIS LUBRICATED - Have the chassis lubricated frequently. This step extends the life of the moving components of the vehicle's suspension system.
INSPECT LIGHTING SYSTEM - Have the lighting system inspected frequently, including headlights, turn signals, brake lights and tail lights.
INSPECT ENGINE BELTS AND HOSES - Look for wear, cracks and missing sections or segments. Worn belts and hoses can affect the safe operation of your vehicle.
INSPECT AIR FILTRATION SYSTEM - Have the air filtration system inspected frequently. The air filter should be inspected approximately every other oil change for clogging or damage.
INSPECT AND REPLACE CABIN AIR FILTER - The cabin air filter cleans the air to the heater and A/C system and affects the air you breathe while driving your vehicle..