Safe Summer Driving Tips

Posted on June 10th, 2020 by Frank

As summer begins, we’re certain of a couple of things: first, everyone likes to save money, and second, cars are going to break down from time to time. So, to save money on repairs, always come to Aero Auto Parts for the very best selection of reliable, cheap auto parts in Chicago, IL.

We know that many people are itching to take a summer trip, and we don’t blame you! With winter weather on snooze, it may seem like driving hazards are too. However, summer driving has its own driving hazards to contend with. Here are a few safe summer driving tips to keep problems to a minimum.

Engine check

Pop the hood and check the radiator pressure cap as well as all belts and hoses to make sure they’re in good shape with no blisters, cracks, or cuts in the rubber.

Fluid check

Like you, your vehicle needs to stay hydrated. Check your coolant and windshield washer levels, and get your mechanic to check the fluid levels of your brakes, power steering, and automatic transmission.

Tire check

Make sure all tires, including the spare, are inflated to the manufacturer’s specifications, found on your door jam. Look for any cracks, bulging, or breaks and check tire tread depth using a penny. Place a penny in several tread grooves over each tire. If you can always see the top of Lincoln’s head, it’s time to replace it.

Battery check

The typical lifespan of your vehicle’s battery is 3-6 years, and if yours is 3 years old, get it checked before heading out.

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At a minimum, all these should be in good order before you hit the road. If you need repairs, Aero Auto Parts always has the best selection of used auto parts in Chicago, IL. Contact us today for questions regarding our transmission repair and installation services or to ask about a specific part.