Now that the summer months have hit, it is time for some summer car inspections. The summertime is always busy! Vacations and road trips across the state or country are always on the table. You can even cross the border and explore Canada! Even if you do not have any grand plans, your vehicle is still subject to daily trips to work and errands. Before hitting the road, whether for a long trip or for daily commuting, you should get your car inspected. In fact, everyone should start their summer by getting their car looked at.
The summer season provides unique stressors that can affect your vehicle. Cars are constantly at risk of overheating due to the intense weather. The heat can wreak havoc on your car’s systems causing massive breakdowns. This can lead to issues like:
So, how do you avoid these issues?
Before you hit the road, there are a few ways that you can help to make sure your car is not going to break down on you.
Before you hit the road, you should check your:
You should check your coolant levels and make sure it is clean. After all, your coolant is essential to keeping your car from overheating. Your coolant should be translucent and clear from contaminants. If it is not, you need to flush your coolant system.
The summer heat can drastically affect your car’s tire pressure. Tire pressure increases faster in the summer than in the winter. Tire air pressure increases during the summer and decreases during the winter with lower temperatures. Proper tire air pressure is important year round to the overall wear and performance of your cars tires. Avoid unnecessary wear and dangerous driving conditions by maintaining the correct air pressure in your tires.
During the summer months, people tend to put pressure on their braking system. This causes brake discs and pads to wear down, tearing them apart. It can also cause leaks in your braking fluids line. Most brakes need to be replaced every 30,000-35,000 miles in urban use. In less demanding situations like highway driving in light traffic, brakes may last 80,000 miles or more. It is always a good idea it’s important to have your brakes and braking system inspected before taking a road trip.
Your car’s battery should always be regularly inspected. High temperatures and humidity can help to corrode your car battery and help to weaken it and prematurely end its useful life. In addition to helping to start your vehicle, your car battery has other functions that help to operate your vehicle.
Don’t feel like you can thoroughly inspect your car? Mr. Muffler can give your car a thorough 21-point inspection to make sure you’re ready to take on the summer! We offer a variety of services to maintain your vehicle like radiator flushes and oil changes! In addition to your car exhaust system and muffler maintenance, we are really known for our outstanding auto service and repair work.
Summer is fast approaching and that means a lot of things, road trips, beach time, and cabins just to name a few. How is your car or truck doing though? Do you wonder if it’s going to make it through the summer? Don’t wait till your broken down on the side of the road, get your car inspected and tuned up from Mr. Muffler.
When you have an older car or want to ensure your used car lasts longer. Regular check-ups and tune-ups are part of regular car maintenance. Also, getting your car checked out every oil change isn’t enough to ensure your car’s longevity. You may notice little things that are underperforming, be it your gas mileage, brake squeaks, or a loud noise coming from the engine. Don’t leave these things to chance, or worse, damage your car. Get your car checked out or inspected at Mr. Muffler in Westland.
Here at Mr. Muffler, we have a 21 point inspection that will help keep your car running longer. When you come into Mr.Muffler we’ll check your battery, car belts, fluids levels, filters, and breaks just to name a few. We make sure your car is running well and will be safe to drive on the road before you leave the shop. Make sure Mr. Muffler is part of your car’s pre-summer maintenance before you have any trouble getting your car inspected and tuned up.
When you get your car tuned up at Mr. Muffler, we check all your car’s regular wear and then some. We make sure that your spark plugs are working, check all your wires, and replace them if needed.
Finally, with the summer in full swing, you’ll want to ensure that your car can handle any trips or vacations you have planned, come into Mr. Muffler in Westland today!