Warmer weather means that summer road-trips are right around the corner. Make sure your vehicle is ready for the warm months ahead by checking these vital systems.

Oil

Regularly monitor the consistency and level of your vehicle's oil. Routine oil and filter changes will prolong the engine's life as well as provide better gas mileage.

 

 

Brakes

Having functioning brakes is crucial for the smooth and safe operation of your vehicle. If you hear a squealing noise when braking, it's likely time to replace the brake pads. Schedule a service appointment so a certified technician can inspect the pads, rotors, and brakes lines to make sure they are at peak performance.

 

Hoses and Battery

Check all the hoses under the hood, to ensure proper air flow to the engine and cooling system. Additionally, make sure to have your battery tested to ensure it has sufficient life left in it. 

 

 

Wash the Exterior

And don't forget to wash your vehicle's exterior. Make sure to cleanse the undercarriage since this area tends to accumulate grime and debris, which can lead to rust. 

Tires

A tire rotation can help ensure that the tires wear down more evenly and last longer. You can check the tread's wear by inserting a penny into the grooves of the tire. If Lincoln's head shows, they're getting low and it's probably time to purchase new ones.

Air Conditioning

Have the air conditioning checked so you can stay comfortable when driving in warm weather conditions. This will help you avoid the scenario of getting stuck in traffic or stranded on the side of the road with a dysfunctional AC system.

 

 

Windshield Wipers

Windshield wipers need to be replaced approximately every six months. If the blades are starting to show signs of wear and/or start squeaking when you use them, it's time to swap them out for new ones.