Tis the season for family gathering and joy! Before you hit the road this holiday season make sure you have these 6 key car vitals checked!
Tires: It is important to keep an eye on your tread wear year round. So, if it has been awhile you may want to give your tires some extra attention. You also want to ensure that all of your tires are properly inflated including your spare.
Coolant: Coolant plays an important role in your car's function. Without the proper manufacture specified coolant and the correct level of coolant, you may see some tough road ahead.
Oil: Oil is like blood for a car so it is important to keep it up to par. Check your engine oil level and the condition of the oil. Brand new oil will appear a caramel color while old oil will be almost completely black.
Belt(s) & Hoses: To avoid overheating the car and your family make sure to check those belt(s) and hoses. When inspecting them you will want to look for a worn, cracked, blistered, or soft belt(s) and hoses. Remember, make sure to do this inspection when the car is turned off.
Battery: The hot weather from the summer can shorten the life of your car's battery. You don't want to get stuck in the cold with a dead battery. Have a trusted technician check your battery.
Brakes: It is suggested that you should get your brakes checked minimally every 6 months. However, the wear on your brakes does depend on how and where you drive. In urban areas such as San Antonio, it can be typical for your brake pads to have a shorter life. To have them inspected bring them to a qualified technician.
The team here at Eurasian Auto Repair is skilled and ready to help you prepare for your holiday travels. With 27 years under our belt, we know just the thing to look for to keep you and your family safe while traveling in your vehicle. Click the button below or call us to schedule your appointment.
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