Summer Driving Tips

Summer is just around the corner, and nothing ruins a getaway faster than getting stranded on the side of the road in 100 degree heat. Before you leave for a trip, you should ensure that your vehicle is in proper working condition.


Check Your Car’s Fluids

coolant goodDuring the summer, we all need water to stay active and prevent dehydration. Your car isn’t any different, without maintaining fluid levels in your car you may find that it decides to breakdown on you in the middle of nowhere. To keep your car in tip top condition this summer, you should make sure the following fluids are kept topped up: including engine oil, windscreen washer fluid, and engine coolant and of course, fuel.

Check Your Tires

tireBefore heading off on a long adventure you should take a few moments to check the tread and pressure of your car tires. This really quick check, may save you from breaking down or worse, a crash. You also need to check that you have a road worthy spare wheel in your car in case of an emergency.


Check Your Brakes

brake-clipart-brake-2Your brakes are among the most important safety devices in your car. Worn-out brakes can mean the difference between a harsh stop and a serious accident. If you haven’t had your brakes checked in the past year, swing by Peterson Stampede Dodge to have them inspect the wear on your pads. For most cars, a visual inspection takes only a few minutes and can literally save your life.


Check Your Belts/Hoses

14054241-belt-from-the-motor-vehicle-on-a-white-backgroundAs a car ages, the belts become dry and brittle, causing them to crack and, eventually, break. If your belt snaps on the road, your car will cease working and you’ll lose a lot of time and money having it towed to the nearest shop. The time it takes to get a belt inspection is a tiny fraction of the time it takes to get pulled home from the middle of nowhere.


Check Your Battery

batteryMaintenanceCorrosion is very likely to build up during winter weather driving. Check your battery posts and cables to ensure you will have no starting problems.


If this all seems a little daunting, don’t fret. Your service center at Peterson Stampede Dodge is here to help. Stop by and have your vehicle checked out before you hit the road. Stampede Dodge provides quick, convenient, quality service for your vehicle. Click here for service specials!


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