Getting Your Car Ready for Summer Trips

Getting Your Car Ready for Summer Trips

As summer rolls around each year, people all over start to look forward to fun times with friends and family. Whether you’re planning a road trip with your spouse or driving to an event a few towns over, getting your car ready for summer trips is key to ensuring that you get to your destination safely and reliably. Here are some tips and tricks for getting your car ready for summer trips.

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At-Home Checks

First, the basics are easy to check at home without the help of the professionals. Check your windshield wipers to be sure they’re working properly, check the wiper fluid, test the tire pressure, and if you know how, check the engine oil levels and top it off, if needed.

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Battery, Belts, & Hoses

The next checks are a little more in-depth and require some knowledge of cars. You’ll want to be sure that the battery is working at peak capacity so that you don’t end up with a dead vehicle while out on the road. In addition, checking belts and hoses for cracks, breaks, or damage will prevent costly emergency repairs or even towing!

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Air Conditioning & Brakes

While air conditioning may feel like something you can go without while on the road, it’s important to remember that, in the heat of the sun, car interiors can reach temperatures over 100 degrees fahrenheit, which is dangerous for pretty much any living creature. Of course, working brakes are essential for road safety, so getting your AC and brakes checked by professionals will ensure you stay safe, comfortable, and

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Safety and Reliability Services

When it comes to safety and reliability in your vehicle, it’s best to work with a professional to ensure everything is completed properly! Fort Collins Muffler and Auto is the premier choice among mechanics in Fort Collins and we’re proud to have earned a reputation for high-quality services and friendly, knowledgeable staff. We are here to help you prepare your car for summer trips with transmission services, AC and brake checks, and general safety and maintenance services, too! Contact us today to get started with your summer trip safety services.

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