The kids are out of school, and the 4th of July is right around the corner. That means that it’s time for summer road trips. Whether for vacation or visiting family, Catlett’s Service Center & Towing recommends checking these items before you hit the road.
Tire Pressure & Tread
Forgetting to maintain your tires can have disastrous consequences. Driving on tires that are under or overinflated could cause premature tire failure or cause damage to your rim. Improperly inflated tires have a higher chance of failure. You can also lose control of your vehicle with low tire tread, especially in slick conditions.
Bring your vehicle into Catlett’s Service Center & Towing for a tire pressure and tread check. Our service technicians will alert you if your tires are nearing the end of their lifespan and inflate them to the correct PSI.
Maintain the Air Conditioner
If your vehicle breaks down on the side of the road, it is crucial that your air conditioning can keep your occupants cool. As your car gets older, you may find that the air conditioner does not work as well as it used to. This can be uncomfortable or even dangerous to those easily susceptible to heat during a heatwave. If your vehicle’s air conditioner needs a tune-up, bring your vehicle into Catlett’s Service Center & Towing.
The last place you want to find yourself is in a parking lot with a dead battery in the middle of the summer. Thankfully, a Catlett’s Service Center & Towing technician can quickly test your battery and alert you if it is nearing the end of its lifespan. Most batteries will have a life expectancy of 3 – 5 years, depending on the type of battery and your local climate.
Rely on Catlett’s Service Center & Towing for Car Maintenance
Skipping regular maintenance could result in more expensive fixes down the road. Bring your car into Catlett’s Service Center & Towing for a quick and easy summer tune-up. Our technicians will examine your vehicle and alert you to potential upcoming issues. Please get in touch with our automotive shop at 410-798-5446 to schedule an appointment.