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Summer Pre-Trip Inspections

Now that summer is upon us, I’m sure some are gearing up for an old-fashioned road trip. To the beach, perhaps to the mountains, or maybe just to Grandma’s house across the way. Regardless of where you’re going, though, it’s necessary to be sure that your vehicle is up for the trip. The solution? Have a pre-trip inspection at your local Tewskbury Auto.

Here are some things to keep in mind before you head out for your trip:

Tires:
Tires:

If your tires are: over/under inflated, misaligned or worn down, then you’re not just losing gas mileage—you’re putting yourself and your passengers at risk! Keep in mind that altitude and heat affect pressure greatly, so be sure to check your tire’s pressure with a gauge every time you stop for gas. Misalignment makes your tires to work against each other, causing your tires to wear out pre-maturely. Oh, this ALSO kills your gas mileage. If you have any questions about your tires, consult an ASE-Certified tech at a Tewksbury Auto.

Fluids:
Fluids:

You know the drill here. Change your oil and filter, check your transmission, coolant, and washer fluid reservoir. In fact, go ahead and double up on washer fluid—you never know what sort of conditions you’ll be driving in, and it’s better to be safe than sorry.

Wiper Blades:
Wiper Blades:

On the subject of washer fluid, what good would it be to have plenty of washer fluid but wiper blades that are inefficient? Ask yourself: do your wiper blades smear more than they clear? Then it’s time to get some new ones. Ask a Tewksbury Auto Repair Mechanic for the best kind of wiper blades for your vehicle.

Tune-Up:
Tune-Up:

Hands down, the best thing you can do for your vehicle before a summer trip is to take it down to Tewksbury Auto for a pre-trip inspection. Besides, there’s no harm in having a professional look at your vehicle to ensure you are 100% ready for your trip.

Cooling System:
Cooling System:

There is nothing worse than one of those New England heat waves and the car A/C doesn't work. Drive over to or make an appointment to have that A/C inspected and/or recharge as needed.