How To Keep Your Car In Good Shape This Summer

Summer has arrived, and you’ve been thinking about taking the kids on a road trip. Or maybe you want to get to work on time, even when the summer traffic is getting heavy. It’s important to keep your car in good shape this summer with some routine maintenance. We here at Pit Shop Auto Repair can help make that happen. We want you to have a fun summer without any car issues. That’s why we’re offering some of the following tips so you can save yourself time and money. Besides, all of that should be spent on your family. Here are the tips that you should not ignore:

Minor car issues = a big deal

Sure enough, a small car issue can lead to big-time problems. If you hear the slightest grind in your breaks or if you hear some other strange noises while driving, you better get it into the shop and quickly. The sooner you get the issue taken care of, the better. And your repair bill will be less costly as well.

Check your oil

Make sure to check your oil often. The oil will keep your vehicle’s parts running smoothly, clean the engine, and make sure it stays cool in the summertime. Check your engine oil by removing your dipstick, cleaning it, redipping it, checking the reading, or stopping by, and we can show you how.

Make sure the tires are in good enough shape

Tires play a huge role in not only keeping you moving but will help with your fuel economy as well. Be sure to rotate your tires every 3,000 to 6,000 miles so you can maximize their lifespan. On top of that, it will also keep your fuel economy right where it needs to be. Also, be sure to maintain air pressure. Anywhere between 30 to 35 PSI will be sufficient (check your owner’s manual for precise specifications). 

Set up a routine maintenance appointment

We need to make appointments once a year for a medical check-up. The same can be said about our vehicles. Every year, you should schedule a time for routine maintenance. Our mechanics here at Pit Shop Auto Repair will repair or replace any part if we see any issues after your approval. Not only are they backed by a 5 year/50,000-mile warranty, but financing is available in case you can’t pay it in full. 

Keep your car in summer shape…set up an appointment today

At Pit Shop Auto Repair, we make sure that your vehicle is ready for all that driving around this summer. It’s important to get a routine maintenance appointment set up now. Even if you are busy, we’ll pick up the vehicle and drop it off at your home once we are finished. 

If you need to continue your day with the usual running around, we have available loaner vehicles. They have been inspected, and they pass with flying colors. That way, you won’t have any problems when you have to cross off all the things on your to-do list.

Set up an appointment now by visiting our shop in Libertyville, IL, or contacting us today!