Prep Your Car for the Summer Season

Thoughts of summer bring to mind picnics, adventures, and trips. All are attempts to leave the mental bonds of daily life behind and become carefree. It’s hard to free yourself, however, if you’re stuck beside the road with a broken down car. The best way to be sure you can enjoy your summer road trip is to ready your ride for the road before you set out on that great summer quest. The ASE Certified technicians at London’s Automotive, in Corvallis, Oregon, are here to help. We can check your vehicle, perform routine maintenance services, and make any necessary repairs ahead of time, allowing you to truly enjoy your summer experiences and get into that happy seasonal groove.

Preventative Care Allows You to be Carefree

When you feel confident in your car’s ability to get you safely to and from your destinations, you will probably feel more free to enjoy all the delights of summer. Whether you’re just going down the street to get ice cream, across town to the pool, or three states away to spend July 4th with family, a little prevention can help you avoid problems and/or costly auto repairs. For example:

  1. It’s a good idea to change the oil and filter now. There’s never a good time for your car to be forced to function with degraded or dirty oil, but this can be even more harsh on your engine with summer’s hotter temperatures.
  2. Be sure to check all other fluids and top them off (if necessary) as well. These include brake, anti-freeze/coolant, windshield wiper, and power steering fluids.
  3. Change both the air filter that cleans what enters your engine and the passenger cabin air filter that improves what you’re breathing in.
  4. Check to to see if it’s time to replace the spark plugs. Consult your owners manual and/or talk to your mechanic about this.
  5. You may also consider purchasing an extra set of belts to fit your vehicle. You can carry these as a spare in case of emergency if you’re making a trip out of town.
  6. Evaluate the battery and tire condition/pressure
  7. Make sure your headlights are clean and clear.

One-Stop Summer Preparation

As you enter that happy summer groove, make your first stop London’s Automotive in Corvallis, Oregon. We are your nearby, owner-operated shop, and we’re here to assist you in getting ready for the season of play!