Checking Each Tire this Summer

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The tires should always be in the best condition possible. This will prevent further issues from happening to the tires and also your vehicle. You will want to check each tire on the vehicle, as well as checking the spare tire. When the tires are inspected, the air pressure, tread wear, and overall condition should be checked. We can check the tires to help ensure everything is the best that it can be for each tire. If there is an issue, we can alert you to it. We can also repair the tire if it is possible. This way the tires can stay in the best condition.

 

The tread is a part of the tire that needs to be inspected on a regular basis. Doing so provides several benefits. The tread is essentially the grip of the tire. When the grip is at the proper amount, it will handle better on the road. This happens if the roads are wet or slick. If you notice the vehicle sways or travels incorrectly, it can indicate that the tread is low on at least one tire. Place a penny upside down in one of the tread grooves. When you do this, if you can see the top of Lincoln’s head, then the tread is too low.

 

You should always remember to check the spare tire for your vehicle. The spare will not be needed until something major happens to one of the other tires. If you are driving on the road and the tire blows out, you will need the spare tire to drive on until the regular tire is fixed. The air pressure is always important for the spare. Also have it inspected to ensure there is not any damage to it. When you need to use the spare, you will also want to check to make sure you have a jack and all the proper equipment and tools you need to change the tire.

 

 

Inspect the Vehicle

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Owning a vehicle can be a large investment, so make sure to take the time to keep it properly maintained. When you follow proper maintenance inspections for your vehicle, you can help it to last as long as possible. An issue that is ignored can increase the chance for further damage as well. This will result in a costly repair bill when you will have it repaired. It can also cause the other parts to have issues as well.

Oil Changes

Oil changes are an important task that you will need to have done for your vehicle. This helps to improve the engine and other parts under the hood. The oil lubricates and allows the gears to operate efficiently. Without oil, there will be extra strain and stress on them when they move. Also, if there is lack of oil, you will notice that the engine may seize up and fail completely. If you are not sure when the oil should be changed, check the owner’s manual. This way you can follow the correct recommended schedule. The owner’s manual is always a great place to look because this is designed for the specific make and model of your vehicle.

Inspect the brakes

The brakes should also be inspected for your vehicle. They will need to be in the most efficient condition so they allow you to slow down and stop when you are driving. If the brakes are in poor condition, you may have an increased chance of an accident occurring when you on the road. You may also have to slam on the brakes from time to time, ensuring that the brakes are working properly will help the vehicle stay safe when driving. If you hear any odd noises or sounds, make sure that you contact us. We will be able to inspect them as soon as possible so you can get back to a safer driving experience.

Tire Rotation Needs to Be Done

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Having a tire rotation will help to ensure that the tires are wearing completely, on all of them. Ideally the tires should wear at the same interval. This does not always happen however. Make sure that you bring the vehicle in so we can inspect each part and component. This will also include looking at the tires. By doing so, we will notice if there is an issue, and when it should be repaired for your vehicle. If you are not sure how often the vehicle should be inspected and maintained, we can advise you on the schedule.

Check the Tires

You can also look at the tires yourself. Checking them periodically is a good habit to get into. This can alert you to if the tires are low on air, if there is an object stuck in them, the overall condition, and how the tread is wearing. Sometimes one side of a tire or two may wear quicker than another part. This can depend on how you drive, how they are aligned, or how you take corners. If one part of the tire is wearing differently, it may be beneficial to rotate them.

Rotate the Tires

Rotating the tires will also help to ensure they wear at approximately the same time. This means that the tires would be replaced at the same time as well, ideally. When the tires need to be replaced, we can recommend when it should be. By rotating the tires, you can also help them to last longer, because one area of the tire will not wear out faster than the others. If you do happen to notice an issue with the tires, make sure that you bring the vehicle in so we can inspect the tires. We will make sure they are in the best condition and if any changes should be made.

Air Conditioning Issues for your Vehicle

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The air conditioning for your vehicle helps you to stay cool and comfortable this summer. If you start to notice an issue with the vehicle and keeping it cool, make sure to bring it in so we can inspect it. We can inspect why the air conditioner may not be running as efficiently as it should be. By bringing it in for regular routine maintenance inspections, you can help to notice when the issue might start to develop. Anytime you notice the air conditioner is less than ideal, you can bring it in and we can check the air conditioner and recharge it if it needs it. Over time, the air conditioner will start to fail. Typically this is not a sudden issue, but one that is gradual and you notice over a few months. Also be aware if you hear any odd noises when the air conditioner is operating, because this could be caused by parts or belts for it. A strange noise is an indication of an issue, and should be inspected as soon as you can.

Moisture in your Car

You might notice an issue with the air conditioner based on what the inside of your vehicle feels like. When the air conditioner operates, it cools and dries the air. This is because the warmer air is replaced by the cooler air. You may start to notice moisture coming from the air conditioner when it is in operation. It may also cause the vehicle to not cool the inside of it as quickly either. Along with the moisture, you may notice any odd odors. With the moisture comes the chance for mold and bacteria to form. If you notice this, it is always recommended to bring your vehicle in to have the air conditioning system inspected.

Check the Refrigerant

The refrigerant should also be checked for your vehicle. This helps to keep the air conditioner efficient, and keeps the interior of your vehicle cool. By having this properly maintained, you and your passengers will stay cool when you drive this summer. On average, the refrigerant can diminish by as much as 15 percent. Typically this occurs when the air conditioner is not is use, so you will not be aware of it when you need to turn it on in the spring. If there is an issue, the seals in the system could dry out, and result in the quicker use of refrigerant.

Be Aware of Leaks

There can also be a leak in the system. This makes the refrigerant leak out and your air conditioner will not have it in order to keep you cool. Sometimes the condenser can become blocked as well. This can occur from dirt, grime, or other debris. When this happens, the cooling system will not work. So make sure to have the vehicle maintained, so we can make sure it cools correctly for you.

Check the Tires on your Vehicle this Summer

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During the summer you will want to have a well-running vehicle. This will help it to be efficient. It will also help you to reach your destination safely. Making sure to bring it in for regular maintenance inspections is important. This allows it to run as efficiently as possible. If you ever notice anything odd with the vehicle, make sure to contact us so we can inspect it. Be aware of any thing strange with the way the vehicle handles, sounds, or even smells you might notice. These are all signs there can be a larger issue with it.

Properly Inflated

You will regularly want to check the tires on your vehicle. This will help to ensure they are able to work and rotate properly as you drive. Make sure to check the air pressure in them. If you are not sure how much air should be in them, check the inside doorjamb of your vehicle. You can also bring the vehicle in and we can check the air pressure for you. If you notice that you have to fill the tire with air more often, it can indicate a leak somewhere on it.

Check Tread wear

Make sure that you also look at the tread wear. Take a penny and place it upside down in the groove of the tread. If you can see the top of Lincoln’s head, then the tread has worn. You will want to have good quality tread on the tires so it can help grip the surface of the road as you drive. With poor tread, you may slide and skid on wet roads. If you suspect the tread is low, bring the vehicle in and we can inspect the tires for you. When new tires are needed, it is best to buy a set, because ideally the tires should wear at the same time.