April is National Car Care Month

Starburst2The Car Care Council reminds motorists to spring into action and implement 10 maintenance procedures to make sure vehicles are running at peak performance for the summer driving season. Hi-Tech Automotive Specialists offers the package for $89.95 year round and for $49.98 during the month of April. The work is performed by an ASE certified mechanic.

  • Check all fluids. Engine oil, power steering fluid, brake and transmission fluid, windshield washer solvent and antifreeze/coolant.
  • Check the hoses and belts. Verify if cracked, brittle, frayed, loose or showing signs of excessive wear.
  • Check the battery. Verify connections are clean, tight and corrosion-free. Validate battery is holding a charge. Recommend replacement if necessary.
  • Check the brake system. Inspect brake linings, rotors and drums (Inspect quarterly or 15,000-20,000 miles).
  • Inspect the exhaust system. Check for leaks, damage and broken supports or hangers if unusually noisy.
  • Schedule a tune-up. Tune for balance of power, fuel economy and reduced emissions.
  • Check the (HVAC) system. Verify heating and cooling performance. Check cabin filter.
  • Inspect the steering and suspension system. Inspect shock absorbers, struts and chassis parts such as ball joints, tie rod ends and other related components.
  • Check the tires. Check safety issues including pressure, bulges and treads.Check wheel alignment.
  • Check the wipers and lighting. Check interior and exterior lighting, and wiper blades for wear (inspect every 6 months).

About CJ Powers

CJ is an author and speaker.
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