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Winter's frigid temperatures and icy road conditions can be rough on a car and pose a danger to motorists.  The heat of summer can also have a major impact on your car's performance.  A well maintained vehicle is a critical component to help ensure a safe journey and should not be overlooked.  Experts recommend reviewing this checklist before hitting the road for that summer get away:
 

  • change your oil and filter

  • check the coolant and other fluids

  • test the battery

  • check the a/c

  • inspect tires and tire treads

  • check belts and hoses

  • replace wiper blades

  • inspect the brakes
     

Click on the links below to learn more about the importance of and how to properly maintain your vehicle.

Maintaining your car

Engine Performance

Fluids

Brakes

Hoses and belts

A/C and ventilation

Excerpts taken from "Car Care Guide" publishced by Car Care Council.  To access the entire guide, go to www.carcare.org

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