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Taking Care of Your Car this Summer

Summer is right around the corner, and many are busy making plans for seasonal fun. Whether you’re preparing for a cross-country road trip or just planning to stay local and hit the beach, it’s likely that your car will be doing lots of driving this summer. Here are a few ways to ensure your car is in top shape for the season.

Get Your Oil Changed

It’s a good idea to get your oil changed every season. Particularly after a harsh winter, you’ll want to get your oil and filter changed, as extreme weather of any kind can wear on your vehicle. Oil helps to keep your engine lubricated for optimal performance, while the oil filter eliminates harmful dirt and debris from making their way into your oil system. A good oil filter will ensure you have clean oil, making your engine run as smoothly as possible.

Care For Your Tires

Equally as important, checking your tires will ensure that the tire pressure is at an adequate level for all the driving you’ll be doing in the heat. Make sure the tires are properly inflated, and have the alignment checked as well. When your tires are properly aligned, your car will drive more smoothly, and your tires will last longer.

Check Your Battery

Heat is the number one cause of battery failure. Summer heat can do a number on your battery, so take your vehicle in for a simple, free battery test. This easy task can help you avoid getting stranded with a car that won’t start.

Review Your Auto Insurance Policy

While it might not be the most exciting thing to do, making sure everything is in place with your car insurance policy will help you rest easy as you spend time in the sun and enjoy the warmth of summer fun! Take some time to stop by your insurance agent’s office or give them a call today to go over the details and make sure you car insurance policy meets your needs. Your insurance agent will be able to help you make any updates on your policy as necessary.