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by admin, June 27, 2022, Tips

Topping off Fluids and why it’s Important on Hot Summer Days

THE IMPORTANCE OF CHECKING YOUR VEHICLE’S FLUID LEVELS

Not checking your fluids can result in poor gas mileage (and we don’t want that with the price of gas today) and other complications extending to the rest of the vehicle.

You should check six different fluids regularly to increase the longevity of your vehicle. Summertime is a time with heavy driving whether it’s events, your children’s activities, or you commute more for work. Be sure to maintenance fluids. Keep your car hydrated.

ENGINE OIL Your engine oil’s main purpose is to keep all parts of your engine lubricated and moving together, so driving with low engine oil levels can significantly damage your engine and other supporting components. An oil change is necessary every 3,000 miles (5,000 for vehicles that run on synthetic oil) to keep your car running smoothly. Ask your local auto mechanic what is best for your vehicle. It depends on how often you drive, distance, and many other factors. Car maintenance is a must in the hot summer heat. You don’t want to have your engine ending up with more problems and over-heating.

BRAKE FLUID When brake pads on your car wear out, so does the brake fluid, which is an important mechanism in safe braking. Low brake fluid typically means that air will fill up gaps in the brake line and may cause the braking to feel spongy. In the summertime brake tend to be a lot hotter from friction.  Be sure to top off brake fluid to protect wear and tear on your brakes or from burning. We all drive more in the summertime so this is something you should keep top-of-mind.

COOLANT Coolant keep deposits from forming, prevents any corrosion from taking place, and reduces any foaming. Keeping your coolant levels topped off is essential to ensure that your car is able to cool off properly. This is especially important in hot weather running the air conditioning. Your car can overheat If this is overlooked.

POWER STEERING FLUID If your power steering fluid gets too low, air will accumulate within the steering mechanism and make it difficult for the vehicle to properly steer. As the fluid gets too low, you may hear strange sounds or experience a hard-to-turn wheel when steering the vehicle.

WINDSHIELD WIPER FLUID If you can’t see well, you can’t properly navigate the road, especially during inclement weather. If you’re spraying your windshield frequently, you may need to replace the fluid more often, so make it a habit to periodically check on the fluid levels whenever you pull over to fill up on gas. Be sure you keep a clear windshield this summer or any season for safety.

Regular attention to your car’s fluids is a small investment that will save you from more expensive maintenance and repair issues in the future. Pay extra attention in the summertime to be sure that again, you’re keeping your car hydrated as well as yourself.

Looking for a Reputable Automotive Collision Repair Shop in Southampton, PA after an Accident? If you need a tow or help in the event of a car breakdown in Southampton, PA or surrounding areas please give Tri-County Collision a call.

Tri-County Collision Center is an ASE / I-CAR® GOLD certified auto body shop located in Southampton, PA. Call one of our technicians today to learn more about our collision repair and auto painting services. We are OEM certified collision repair facility for INFINITI, Nissan, Hyundai, Kia, Acura, Honda, GM, Chrysler, Ford, Dodge and Jeep.

Tri-County Collision Center is conveniently located near the PA turnpike, route 95 and Street Road, County Line Road and Second Street Pike at 995 Jaymor Road, Southampton, PA  18966. Give us a call at 215.322.5350 or just stop in if you’re in need of auto collision services.

Tri-County Collision Center’s shop hours are Monday-Friday 8am-6pm, and Saturday by appointment. We would be happy to supply you with an auto repair quote online or over the phone and we always welcome comments and suggestions.

Need a tow or a rental car due an auto collision accident? No worries, Tri-County Collision Center also provides services for tow, rental car, and insurance claims assistance. You are in good hands with a trusted collision shop in Southampton, PA.

Tri-County Collision Center’s shop hours are Monday-Friday 8am-6pm, and Saturday by appointment. We would be happy to supply you with an auto repair quote online or over the phone and we always welcome comments and suggestions.

Need a tow or a rental car due an auto collision accident? No worries, Tri-County Collision Center also provides services for tow, rental car, and insurance claims assistance. You are in good hands with a trusted collision shop in Southampton, PA.