Here at Dann’s Discount Auto Sales, we understand how important it is to make sure your car is running in tip-top shape this summer. From the average work commute to the family’s annual road trip, you want a vehicle that you can depend on—which means regular care and maintenance. A great time to schedule a vehicle check-up with a mechanic at your local used car dealership is before any type of major trip. If you’re unsure whether or not your car needs any services, check out our tips below:
Check the Coolant
There is no more important time to keep cool than in the summer. Both you and your car will be relying on the levels of coolant in your vehicle to keep things running smoothly and prevent overheating. This is something that our technicians will check during any type of inspection—however, you can also keep an eye on the levels yourself. If the coolant gets too low, make sure you know what your vehicle requires, and be sure to bring it in to our professionals.
The air pressure in your tires is constantly changing, especially when there is any type of temperature shift. Tire pressure can usually be checked and corrected at most gas stations. If the tires are uneven while driving, the tread will wear unevenly as well, causing the tires to degrade faster over time. Our technicians can rotate your tires for you to make sure they are even. You should also make sure that you have plenty of tread-depth on your tires, as bald tires can lead to an accident.
In any type of weather, debris tends to build up over time and wear down on a vehicle. Keeping paint and windows clean can be a great way to prevent damage that can be costly to fix. This can be as simple as driving through the car wash or breaking out the hose in the backyard.
If you’re getting ready for your next great adventure, don’t forget to stop in at Dann’s Discount Auto Sales in Visalia, CA. Our trained mechanics can easily check your vehicle for anything it may need. Contact us today at (559) 739-7790 to set up your visit, or stop in at 900 E. Center Ave.