The summertime is the best time to be a car owner. From road trips across the country to quick trips to the lake, having a car grants you the freedom to take complete advantage of the fine weather. Now, all that extra driving necessitates some extra TLC, so here some summer service tips to keep you and your vehicle happy and safe on the road this season.
Excessive can spell doom for your car’s battery. If you are about to embark on a long-distance road trip, you’ll want to pay extra attention to your battery. Have it tested in advance by a certified technician at a dealership, especially if it is three years or older. They will evaluate the battery’s condition and tell you if it’s time for a replacement.
The hot temperatures and increased amount of driving can mess with your tire pressure. Don’t ignore your tire-pressure warning light if it illuminates on your dashboard. If you inspect the tires and it turns out that they’re fully inflated, sometimes the dashboard light might mean that it’s time for new tires.
A breakdown is an unfortunate reality of car ownership, and they are more common in the summer. Be ready for one by keeping your car stocked with snacks, water, jumper cables, road flares, a basic set of tools, and a first-aid kit. It’s also a good idea to have a plan in place before the breakdown, so the event is less stressful. For instance, make sure you have your auto insurance carrier’s contact number and app stored in your smartphone. And write down some emergency contacts’ phone numbers on a piece of paper, in case your phone dies.
Contact us at Hornbeck Chevrolet near Abilene, TX to schedule a seasonal maintenance appointment for your Chevy. We’re here to help ensure that your summer travels are as safe as possible.