7 car tips before you take the Summer Vacation

7 car tips before you take the Summer Vacation

7┬ácar tips before you take the Summer Vacation If you are planning your Summer vacation and if it involves your car or truck, then here are 5 tips you should do before you take that Summer Vacation. At Paradise Auto and Truck Center in San Marcos, we service all makes and models of foreign and domestic cars and trucks and that includes diesel engines! So what should I do to my car or truck before I take that Summer road trip? #1. Check all the fluid levels, including, getting an oil change and topping off all other fluids. Engine oil Transmission fluid Gasoline Antifreeze/coolant Radiator coolant Brake fluid Windshield washer fluid Power steering fluid #2. Check the tires for proper tread and proper air pressure in the tires. I like to ride with a little extra tire pressure than recommended for better gas mileage. #3. Check the wiper blades. During a road trip in the summer, it is common to encounter a late Summer’s afternoon storm. #4. Check the hoses and Belts. Be sure that the belts and hoses are tight. #5. Lights – it might seem like a trivial thing, but check all the lights & blinkers to ensure they are working properly. #6. Brakes – You don’t want to be on a trip and have your brakes start squeeking, so get them checked out before you go on your trip. #7. Battery – Again, a simple thing that usually works fine, but on long trips with the kids, cars now a days have multiple devices plugged into the car chargers, so check your battery charge before going...
Best Price on Brakes

Best Price on Brakes

Best Price on Brakes The best price for new brakes, brake service and brake repair is at Paradise Auto & Truck Center in San Marcos California. This auto and truck repair shop is family owned and operated, so you are always dealing with the owner, Charlie Marabella! One of the last honest mechanic, who believes in taking care of the customer first, and they will always come back to see you attitude and it sows by his repeat and referral customers! We recently took a trip to San Francisco and before we went on the trip, we took our car to Paradise Auto & Truck Center in San Marcos to see Charlie, so he could do a once over on our car. We had the oil changed and Charlie did a 24 point inspection on the car and all we needed was an oil change and some air in the tires and we were on our way! The trip went flawless, The car rode smooth. The air conditioner worked great as we reached temperatures of 111 degrees crossing some of the hot spots in California! Of course, they were having a heat wave, which for San Francisco, meant temperatures in the 70’s… Not really a heat wave there, but in the valley was a completely different story. It was HOT! The more I learn about my vehicle, the more I realize there is always a cheap way of doing things and there is a right way of doing things. If you hear your brakes begin to squeak while braking, bring your vehicle in to Paradise Auto & Truck Center...