The Three Most Commonly Overlooked Services

March 13, 2020 10:11 am Published by

Punxsutawney Phil has spoken, and this year he has predicted an early end to winter. Let’s be honest, when it comes to your car care, you probably want to rely on something a bit more reliable than a small rodent seeing its shadow. You can easily prepare your car for any weather from snow to summer heat by making sure that you stay up to date with all of your DIY auto maintenance projects. Here are three of the most commonly skipped and overlooked services that you can easily do yourself. If you want to learn more about how you can easily take care of these projects and many more, come into your local U Pull And Pay today!

Tire Rotation

We may have made it a pretty good way through winter, but we are far from out of the woods when it comes to unpredictable weather. Anything from snow and hail to rain can make it extremely difficult for your tires to retain traction on the road. If you haven’t been rotating your tires, you may discover bald spots starting to form on your tires. These bald spots are caused by the fact that your car’s weight is a constant force on your tires, and if you are keeping them in the same location, that weight and force pushes on your tires in the same way every day. By rotating your tires, you can easily avoid having bald spots form on your tires and greatly extend the lifespan of your tires.

Brake Services

Your brakes are some of the most important components in your car, and if you aren’t keeping tabs on your brakes, you could find yourself in some serious trouble. You can easily check your brake calipers and brake pads with just a few quick once-overs. Brake fluid, on the other hand, can be more difficult to check. Over time, your brake fluid can get a lot of water in it, which will drastically affect your car’s ability to stop. Water compresses very differently from brake fluid, which will cause your brakes to drastically lose strength. Not only will water in your brake fluid cause your brakes to lose strength, that water can cause your brake lines and calipers to rust or even completely fail. Make sure that you check your brake fluid every few months and change out your brake pads as soon as you notice any thinning of the pad.

Coolant System

We recommend checking your coolant system at least twice a year and giving your coolant a full flush once a year to ensure that your coolant keeps a controlled pH balance. If you let your coolant sit for too long, it can actively eat through your hoses or even your radiator. Make sure that you monitor your engine temperature. If you notice any dramatic spikes in engine temperature, make sure that your coolant is full and not overly deteriorated.

You can easily handle all of these DIY repairs and maintenances and much more with the help of the expert team here at U Pull And Pay. Our elite staff will help you find all the parts you need for the best prices in town.

 

 

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This post was written by Jonathan Kling