8 Things To Check On Your Car

In the state of Arkansas it is a misdemeanor offense to operate an unsafe vehicle. This notice is on the back of all vehicle registrations.

1. Radiator Flush

The coolant in your radiator doesn’t last forever. Over time it can break down and  start to corrode the inside of your radiator. Ask your technician to flush the radiator to avoid cooling problems.

2 Engine Oil

If you can’t remember the last time you checked, changed, or topped off your engine oil, make sure you ask for brand-new oil with a high quality NAPA Oil  filter.

3. Air Filter

Your air filter should be checked every six months, so the end of summer is the perfect time to have it checked and replaced if needed.

4. Tire Inspection

Summer traveling could mean driving in the rain. The tread on your tires must be adequate for rainy weather, or you could end up in a ditch, or worse. Ask your technician to check the tread depth on your tires as well as your tire pressure.

5. Windshield Wipers

Your windshield wipers can get worn out. Replace them at the beginning and end of summer. Try an Aquapel treatment for super clear vision during those Arkansas downpours.

6. Brake System

It’s a good idea to inspect your brakes twice a year for safety, but because the frequent starts and stops of summer driving can put added strain on your car’s braking system, have the technicians at Parkway Automotive inspect your entire brake system. Damaged brake hardware can cause brake pads and shoes to drag, resulting in lower fuel mileage.

7. Battery

 Corrosion is very likely to build up during extreme driving conditions. Your technician should check your battery posts and cables to ensure you’ll have no starting problems this winter.

8. Lights

Sometimes you don’t notice that you have a bulb out. Before a road trip is a good time to take a look to see if you need to replace a bulb.  Not only is it unsafe you could get a ticket.

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