Car Care Awareness
Are you Car Care Aware? April is National Car Care Awareness Month and that means taking a few extra steps to make sure your vehicle is in good operation. This may not only prolong the life of your car but can also save you time and keep you and your passengers safe. As we enter spring into summer, the temperature is rising and so is the stress on your vehicle’s cooling system. Make sure your coolant levels are topped off with antifreeze to prevent your car from overheating and leaving you stranded. Not only that but keeping that check engine light off ensures your car is not polluting more than has to, meaning better air quality for all of us in the region.
Before those April showers can bring May flowers, you may have to drive through some wet weather. Make sure your windshield wipers are doing their job and are not brittle and hard to the touch. Wipers also should be replaced if they leave streaks as they wipe, affecting visibility. While your tires may be doing their job when it is dry, worn treads on a tire can seriously impact a car’s ability to handle and stop in the rain. If your tread depth is less than 4/32”, you should consider replacing the tires. Also, if you hear squeaking brakes, that is your vehicle’s way of telling you that there may be an issue that needs attention. Stay safe and remember to be Car Care Aware! For more information, visit www.ntxcarcare.org.