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Summer Car Maintenance 

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It’s important to take care of your car during the hot summer temperatures to ensure it stays working properly. Here are 6 car care tips to make sure your vehicle stays running smoothly this summer. 

Change your oil and oil filter

The first step to making sure your car runs smoothly in the hot summer months is to change your oil and oil filter. A dirty oil filter can cause problems to your vehicle because there may be too much built-up debris in the filter. While you may be getting your oil changed regularly it’s recommended to get it changed right at the start of summer. This is because the hot temperatures require more work for some of the car parts. 

Check vehicle fluids

Fluids are what help make your car run properly. There are fluids in your transmission, steering, windshield wipers, and coolant system. It’s recommended to get these checked before the start of summer to ensure your car stays running well and you do not end up breaking down in the hot weather. Having the right amount of coolant fluid is the most important to ensure your car does not overheat. 

Check car tire pressure

Most cars have a light that says if your tire pressure is low. Low tire pressure is not ideal because it forces your car to have to work harder. Always make sure your tires are fully inflated to avoid any tire problems. Always keep a spare tire in your vehicle too!

Test the battery

Heat is the main cause for why car batteries fail or do not last very long. Since hot weather can cause a loss of fluid in your car, this can then lead to a dead car battery. Before the hotter months arrive, get a battery test at your local auto shop. Auto shops usually offer free battery testing!  

Inspect the brakes

It’s pretty obvious why it’s so important to make sure your brakes work properly. If your car brakes are making squeaking or grinding noises or you’re needing to push harder to stop the car make sure to go get them checked! 

Contact Boston Junk Car

Following these car care tips before the weather gets too hot will ensure your car will stay working properly throughout the summer months. If your car is old and no longer functioning, consider trading your junk car in for cash! Boston Junk Car buys old car parts! We offer free towing and can pick up your car wherever it’s convenient for you! Contact us today at 617-719-6436 or fill out a contact form!

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