Some Tips for Summertime Car Care | Tires, Oil Change

Car care now helps you avoid breakdowns later.

If you’re someone who likes cooler (or cold) weather, you’re already suffering with the heat and you’re not looking forward to being miserable when the really hot, muggy weather sets in. But there’s a bit of bright news, 13 of the city pools in New Orleans open today (June 1) for the season. You can float the summer away in the cool of a pool.

Unfortunately, your car can’t jump in a pool to keep it cool and running all summer long. That means you need to make sure it’s ready for the summer with a bit of maintenance. Auto.howstuffworks.com offers a checklist for you (or your auto mechanic) to do before summer really arrives:

  • Check your tires
  • Change your oil and filter
  • Check hoses and belts
  • Change the air filter
  • Replace your windshield wipers
  • Check your brakes
  • Check your radiator and coolant
  • Clean your battery
  • Maintain your air conditioning

Making sure these items are in working order helps ensure your car will be ready for those summer trips – especially the impromptu ones – meaning you’ll have less chance of a breakdown on the road. While it might sound like a lot to do, it isn’t. Especially if you bring your car to one of Twin Tire and Auto Care’s three convenient locations in Hammond, Marrero or Harvey. Twin Tire has been the trusted car repair and tire service shop in the greater New Orleans area since 1973. If you happen to need new tires, Twin Tire has all brands, sizes and styles for your car and your driving style. (We also service heavy commercial vehicles at our Harahan location.)

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