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Car Maintenance You Need to Do Before Your Summer Road Trip

Posted May 30th, 2018 in CARINSURANCE

Car Maintenance You Need to Do Before Your Summer Road Trip, SnapQuote Insurance

Getting your car ready for your summer road trip requires some maintenance. Check out the 3 simple things you need to do!

Summer is almost here and that means you’ll be hitting the road with your friends. Whether you’re headed to the cottage, enjoying the drive in, or day trips to the beach, you need to make sure your car is in working order. We’ve outlined three car maintenance checks you should do to make sure you aren’t running into any issues before your summer road trip.

1 | Check your air conditioning

Air conditioning is the one thing we can’t live without in the hot summer months. It’s important to pay close attention to the AC before summer starts. A way to know that your AC may need some attention is if it doesn’t get cold as soon as you turn it on and/or if it’s not circulating throughout your car properly.

A quick tip - if you drive with your AC on and windows up, it is a more fuel-efficient way of driving.

2 | Tire check is essential

Did you know that throughout the summer months, tires cause the majority of car issues? Make sure you check your tires before your summer road trip, especially if you have a long drive ahead. Even if you check them yourself before bringing them to a mechanic, it could prevent a disaster happening when you’re on the road. Take a look to see if there are any uneven wearing on your tires or alignment issues. Having your tires checked by a professional could save you time and money in the long run.

3 | Monitor fluid levels

With the summer heat, it’s important all fluids in your car are at the correct levels, especially the coolant system. Before any road trip, check your fluids, including your wiper fluid level and make sure your oil level is sufficient.


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