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8 Key Parts of your Car to Check before Summer Ends

Have You Serviced Your Car Lately?

Summer tends to be the biggest traveling season, so there’s a chance chance that your car may need to be serviced. Scheduled maintenance checks should be done around every 10,000-miles, or less. Your vehicle manufacturer’s recommendation and warranty requirements may differ, so make sure to consult your owner’s manual for
additional information.

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CHECK YOUR BATTERY

High temperatures in summer can take a toll on your car’s battery, causing the fluid to evaporate and your battery to drain. Car batteries can last up to 5 years, but high summer temperatures can cause fluid to evaporate and your battery to drain. Don’t get stranded on the road. Take advantage of free battery checks from the Pep Boys auto experts.

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REPLACE YOUR OLD WIPER BLADES

Wiper blades should be replaced every fall and spring, or every 6 months, depending on where you live. If you live in an area with harsh winter conditions, it’s best to get your wiper blades replaced in the fall.

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RESTORE OR REPLACE YOUR HEADLIGHTS

Inspect all lights and bulbs, and make sure to replace any that are burnt out. Sometimes, all your headlights need are a good polish job to make them look as good as new. At Pep Boys, we offer a headlight restoration package as part of our See and Be Safe mission.

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CHANGE YOUR OIL

Motor oil is the lifeblood of your vehicle’s engine. If you frequently drive in stop-and-go traffic, it is essential to change your oil at least 3 times a year, or follow your manufacturer’s recommendations.

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CHECK YOUR COOLING SYSTEM

Your cooling system works to control your engine’s temperature for optimal performance. In addition to performing periodic coolant flushes, you should also check the level, condition and concentration of the coolant.

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CHECK YOUR HEATER & DEFROSTER

In order to be comfortable and safe in the approaching colder seasons, have your heating system inspected to ensure it is working properly.

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CHECK YOUR TIRES & TIRE PRESSURE

Cold weather affects tire pressure. Properly inflated tires gives you better handling, increased fuel economy, even tread wear, traction and a more comfortable ride overall. Stay safe this winter and stop in for a free tire pressure check.

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CLEAN & DETAIL YOUR CAR

This is the best time to give your car a nice fresh wash and wax treatment at home, while the weather is still nice. Everyone loves a clean car, and you’ll be happy you did it.

Want to learn more? Check out our article on the 12 Common Car Maintenance Mistakes and learn how to Prepare Your Car for the Winter Season.