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Monthly Archives: July 2019

Gear Up For Your Road Trip

07.15.2019 12:29 pm

Summertime leads to the sun shining and people vacationing and we know there’s almost nothing better than a road trip. Conversely, if your car breaks down or has a failure during your summertime road trip, waiting for a car towing service can be tiresome and frustrating. Make sure your road trip is trouble-free this summer by consulting the mechanic in Lakeview to take care of some simple maintenance before you leave. Here are some road-tripping tips from our mechanic in Lakeview. Maintenance tips and checks: Change your oil, air filter, and spark plugs before you go on a long drive Check the condition of your tires, including your spare Be sure you have enough windshield wiper fluid and bring extra to refill on the road if needed Check to make sure you have enough coolant, especially during the summer heat Ensure your headlights and brake lights are working properly Make sure your tire iron and jack are in the car in case you need to change a flat General tips: Begin your trip with a clean car on the inside and the outside Avoid putting luggage on top of the car as it creates air friction and burns more gas… Read more

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