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Road Trip Ready

Proper vehicle maintenance is key for worry-free travel

With summer vacation season here, make sure you take time to focus on an essential part of your travel plans: your vehicle. Ensuring your car is in top shape will help you enjoy a worry-free journey wherever the road takes you.

At Precision Tune Auto Care, located at 8879 South Eastern Avenue, Carlos Rosas and his team make sure vehicles are summer-ready by performing comprehensive inspections and servicing key components. This includes checking the air conditioning system, inspecting and topping off fluids, examining the battery, testing the cooling system, and ensuring the tires are in good condition with adequate tread and are properly inflated. These steps help prevent common summer breakdowns and safeguard for a smooth driving experience.

“During the summer, the air conditioning system, cooling system, tires, and battery typically require more attention,” said Rosas. “High temperatures can strain these components, so it's crucial to ensure they are in good working condition to prevent breakdowns and promote comfort and safety.”

Car owners should prioritize these inspections and services, so their summer explorations are the type of positive adventures they are seeking.

“It's important to check the brake system and ensure windshield wipers are in good condition to handle sudden summer storms,” said Rosas.

With Southern Nevada’s extreme summer heat, air conditioning maintenance is essential for driver comfort and safety during summer drives. A well-maintained air conditioning system helps keep the cabin cool, prevents driver fatigue, and maintains clear visibility by reducing window fogging. 

“Regular checks and servicing of the air conditioning system allows it to operate efficiently and effectively, providing a comfortable driving environment,” said Rosas.

Customers also should regularly check and maintain proper coolant levels and ensure the cooling system is in good condition. 

“It's important to flush the coolant system according to the manufacturer's recommendations, check for leaks, and ensure the radiator, hoses, and water pump are functioning correctly,” said Rosas.

Rosas also emphasizes optimizing fuel efficiency during the summer by maintaining proper tire pressure, avoiding excessive idling, and performing regular maintenance such as oil changes and air filter replacements. 

“Our auto care center offers numerous services to prepare vehicles for summer road trips,” said Rosas. “Our goal is to for your vehicle is reliable and safe for travel.”

High temperatures can strain components, so it's crucial to ensure they are in good working condition to prevent breakdowns and promote comfort and safety.

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