Hit The Road, Jack

November 25, 2010 at 4:49 pm Leave a comment

Driving somewhere for the holidays? Give your car a quick check up with these tips from Napa Auto Care Center:

‎1) Engine Oil – if you can’t remember the last time you checked, changed or topped off your engine’s oil, make sure you ask for brand new oil with a high quality filter.

2) Air Filter – Have your air filter checked every six months and replace when needed.

3) Tire Inspection – At this time of year you may be driving in the rain. The tread on your tires must be adequate for rainy weather, or you could end up in an accident. Ask your technician to check the tread depth on your tires as well as your tire pressure.

4) Windshield Wipers – Your windshield wipers can get worn out. Replace them at the beginning of your road trip.

5) Brake System – You should inspect your brakes twice a year for safety, so have your technician inspect your entire brake system before any road trip. Damaged brake hardware can cause brake pads and shoes to drag, resulting in lower gas mileage.

6) Battery – Corosion is very likely to build up during winter-weather driving. Your technician should check your battery posts and cables to ensure you’ll have no starting problems as you begin your road trip.

7) Headlights – Sometimes you don’t notice that you have a bulb out. Before a road trip is a good time to see if you need to replace a headlight bulb.

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