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This month's Tech Tip tells you how to PREPARE YOUR CAR FOR SUMMER 









1. Change your oil and filter - make sure you use the correct weight according to your owner's manual  Most vehicles should be changed every 3,000 miles.
2. Check your other fluids.  This includes transmission, brake, power steering, engine coolant.
3. Studies show one in three vehicles on the road have damaged belts and hoses. So check all belts and hoses. Hoses - look for cracking, swollen or chafed hoses. Squeeze them, they should be firm yet flexible. Mushy or brittle hoses need to be replaced. Replace every 3 years/50,000 miles - this is important because hoses can wear from the inside. They may look good on the outside, but can be near failure.
4. Replace radiator cap and thermostat every 3 years/50,000 miles

Check tire pressure on all tires, including the spare

6. Change your Windshield wipers.  A harsh winter will dry up the rubber causing cracking.
7. Replace Spark Plugs and change Gas Filter
8. Check your C.V. Joints and Axle and replace as needed.
9. Check all your bulbs including head lights, brake lights,  directional bulbs and backup lights.
  10. Use a fuel system dryer to ensure you have no moisture in your fuel system
  11. Make sure you have these miscellaneous necessities inside the car somewhere
  • Fix-a-Flat
  • Gas-Line Anti-Freeze
  • Battery booster cables
  • Charged Cell Phone
  • Electrical Fuses
  • Hat/gloves
  • Blanket
  • Some food and fresh water
  • Pen and Paper

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