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Summer Driving Tips and Auto Repair in Lincoln Park06.24.2022 | Okan Sengullu

Summer is officially here, and despite rising gas prices, we know many of you will be hitting the road for summer trips with your family. To make sure your trip is as pleasant and uneventful as possible, here are some tips from your friends at Bucaro Brothers Auto Care in Lincoln Park

Vehicle Preparation

First, of course, you want to be sure your car is in good running order. We recommend carefully checking the following yourself, or have your favorite mechanic check for you.


Most batteries will last between four to six years, and if yours is in that age range, you might want to consider getting a new one before hitting the road.

Belts and hoses

Make sure these are all in good repair and working order before you start on your trip.


If you’re not a pretty good amateur mechanic yourself, have your mechanic check your coolant level, as well as your power steering, transmission, and brake fluids. These are all crucial for the safe operation of your car.


Check your treads using the “penny method.” Place a penny in your treads with Lincoln upside down. If the top of Abe’s head shows, you need new tires.

Also, make sure your tires are properly inflated, including your spare tire. Follow the manufacturer’s recommendation on tire pressure found in your owner’s manual. Remember that underinflated tires are prone to failure.

Wiper blades

These are often overlooked, but make sure your wiper blades are in good working order. The last thing you want is debris accumulating on your windshield and obscuring your line of vision.

Emergency Kit

No matter how careful your preparations, emergencies will happen. So, having an emergency kit is very important, especially if you’re traveling to some of the more remote areas of the country. To be adequately prepared, we recommend having an emergency kit with the following items.

  • Flashlight
  • Phone charger
  • Some kind of warning equipment like hazard triangles or road flares
  • First aid kit
  • Some basic tools, like a crescent wrench, pliers and a screwdriver or two
  • Some blankets if you’re traveling to mountainous areas where temperatures can plummet at night.
  • Extra water for the radiator and your family
  • A supply of non-perishable food like granola bars, canned fruit etc.

Check engine light and car repair service in Lincoln Park

Check engine light and car repair service in Lincoln Park

Finally, under no circumstances should you hit the road if your check engine light is on. If you do, you’re just asking for trouble in the near future. Instead, bring your car to Bucaro Brothers Auto Care for the very best car engine repair in Lincoln Park and surrounding neighborhoods.

Our ASE certified technicians can perform car repairs on all makes and models, both foreign and domestic. In no time at all, they’ll have the issue corrected, and you’ll soon be on the road headed for your favorite vacation spot.

Wishing you happy trails and safe driving during the coming summer months, from your friends at Bucaro Brothers Auto Care.

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