It’s that time of the year again for summer vacation. The kids are out of school and want to be driven all around town. Summer is a demanding time for our cars, the summer heat and all the extra running around takes its toll on us and our cars. What do you have planned for a summer vacation? Will in involve driving long distances? Is your car ready for the trip? I can’t help you with the first two, well I guess I could but I know I can help you with the last one. We are experts at vehicle repair and maintenance and are here to help.
Pro Tip; Getting your AC checked and repaired before the summer season in cheaper. Why, most facilities run specials on AC parts and repairs on the off season and manufactures tend to reduce the price of components on the off season too, so lower prices all around. Repairs can take longer during summer heat waves because everyone wants their AC repaired at the same time.
Pro Tip; Have your cooling system checked before the summer heat. Why, cooling system problems don’t tend to show up until a hot summer day when the engines cooling system is stressed. It is always a good idea to check your fluid levels including your coolant on a regular basis. Summer vacation is no fun with your car on a tow truck. Always check the cooling system when the engine is cold to avoid any potential burns. If you’re not sure how to check it please come by and we will be happy to show you how.
Pro tip; if you run into a situation where your vehicle is starting to overheat turn off your AC immediately and turn on the heater with the blower on high. Turning on the heater will actually help the car cool down. This method will make it uncomfortable but it will help you limp the vehicle home or to the nearest repair facility
Pro Tip; if at any time your vehicles temperature gauge gets into the red or the light comes on pull over immediate and turn off the vehicle. Driving the vehicle while it is overheating can cause significant damage to the engine. It’s always best to pull over and have it towed than have to pay a large repair bill to get your car back on the road
As always we offer a free 34 point courtesy inspection to pinpoint any areas of the car that may need attention before your summer vacation. We are a full service repair facility and want you and your family to have an incredible summer vacation without the worry of breaking down on the road.
Summer time is a great time to go on vacation, If you’re looking for low cost family fun try one of the many local national parks, you won’t be sorry you did.
What is your favorite summer vacation? Leave us a comment below
Until next time happy summer
By Donald Henderson