Summer Car Maintenance

By: James Johnson Email
By: James Johnson Email

Jiffy Lube manager Benjamin Weikel describes why most cars come in to his shop to get looked at during the summer months. As the temperatures rise keeping up with the maintenace on your vehicle is important and not a time to cut back.

Something to look at is tire pressure. Keeping your tires at the right pressure will not only make your ride smoother, but also save you money. Though it doesn't rain much in Laredo, Weikel also recommends checking your windshield wipers.

Wiekel says people need to also make sure they do their routine oil changes. Not doing them, the oil can get thick turning into sludge and cause major damage to your engine. Illana Illesces came in for her routine oil change and has seen first hand how not keeping up with them can mess up your car.

Other things to look at are your belts and hoses; make sure to top off all your fluids like your transmission fluid, your oil, and coolant. Taking the time to check the maintenance on your vehicle now can save you from major repairs down the road.

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