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Getting ready for season change

As all you know summers in colorado is normally pretty dry and hot and there is certain things you should be doing to get the best performance out of your car during hot summer months. Your vehicle will be working harder than normal to cool to prevent overheating and your Air conditioning system will be putting a bit more strain to your engine. So some basic things to check can save you a lot of headache, time and MONEY.

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    First thing first so many years been telling people the first thing they want to do is switching your winter tires to your all season or summer tires but never ever drive on your winter tires. Most people think it wont make a big difrence tire is a tire but unfortanelty they are wrong. There is too important reasons why you would like to change to regular tires. First reason is component of the tire, winter tires are made of a rubber component which is lmuch softer rubber so they can stay soft during cold weather so they give you the best traction possible. But Softer tire will be getting too soft during hot summer days it will tart out wearing too fast so by the end of the summer you will be getting a brand new tires. Second reason is your safety since the winter tires become too soft the preformance of the tire drops drastically for handling the car and braking since you wont be able to get a good traction out of those smossy tires.

    And checking the Air pressure on your tires you should be doing it regulary because you tires will be loosing 1psi per month naturally besides every 10 degrees increase in weather temperature will increase the pressure of your tire by 1psi. That being said over or under inflated tires will cause an irregular tire wear which may cost you replacing your tires.

  • Oil Change

    Getting an oil change every 3000 miles or 3 months is one of the best things you can do for your vehicle to preform as it is best. Besides that according to car manufacturer the oil you use on your vehicle can diffre between summer and winter so making a right choice of viscoity is the part of your getting ready for the season.

  • Wiper Blades and Windshield Washer Fluid

    One of the most annoying thing to me is a worn out wiper baldes which effect my visibility and it is one of the easiest to fix. You should be changing your wiper blades every 6 months to a year. And please make sure you do have a windshield washer fluid toped off instead of finding out it he middle of a highway.

    Please never use water unless it is important because one of the common mistakes people do fill it up with water during summer months because when the temperature drop water freezes and cracks your windshield reservoir and cost you much more than a gallon of windshield washer.

  • Checking the Hoses and Belts

    Getting your belts and hoses checked is a really critical. Most belts last about 50,000 miles with the new cars since it is not a yearly routine to replace them majority of the people dont even think bout them but those belts and hoses are vital for your car to run smooth and not to strain you in the middle of I-25 so please make a habit of getting them checked at least with your seasonal service.

  • Check Your Battery

    Hot weather as well as cold weather will put an extra strain on your battery and if your battery is weak it is most likely fail on you. Getting your battery tested takes about 5 minutes so take the time and get it checked.

  • Antifreeze

    Most vehicles has a 50/50 mixtue of water and antifreeze in their radiator and this mixture will prevent your vehicle over heat during summer months and freeze up during winter months and any of these situation can cause a permanent dmage to your vehicles engine.

  • Emergency Kit ( FOR SUMMER AND WINTER)

    Try to make a habot of carrying an emergency kit in your trunk hopefully you never use it but never know. Just basic stuff could give a peace of mind.

    • First-aid kit, flash light and flares
    • Jumper cables
    • Extra clothing, blanket and pair of gloves
    • Washer fluid
    • Basic tools like rachet, pliers and screw drivers
    • Paper Towel
    • Water and food ( energy bars take less space and dont go bad easy)

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