Taking a summer road trip is something many American families and friends look forward to year after year. Improperly maintained cars, however, might not be able to go the distance. Fortunately, keeping your car up and running all summer long is easier than you might think. Check out these summer car maintenance tips from us here at Pfeiffer Plainfield to reduce the chance of any potential problems on the road!
- Tires – Properly inspected tires are crucial if you intend on making it to your destination without incident. Tires that lack a good amount of tread may not provide enough traction to keep your vehicle on the road in slick road conditions. Wet roads and high winds combined with little-to-no traction can lead to disaster. While you’re at it, keep an eye out for abnormalities like bulges and scrapes as well.
- Wipers – It may be summer, but that doesn’t mean it won’t rain some time during your trip. Old windshield wipers simply won’t do the trick when it comes to clearing the windshield to provide optimal visibility. Fortunately, replacement wiper blades are cheap and easy to install.
- Filters – Ensuring your cabin and air filters are up to the challenge of a long road trip is pertinent to both your comfort and vehicle’s performance. The cabin air filter keeps air fresh while the engine air filter prevents any nasty debris from entering the system. Drivers may be able to install both filters depending on their vehicle’s make and model.