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Car Care Basics

Car Care Basics

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Taking care of your car doesn’t have to be complicated.

With just some simple basic car care steps, you can quickly make sure that your car will stay on the road in Akron, allowing you to get to work, your kid’s activities and family events with no problem.  At the Rad Air Complete Car Care & Tire Center in Akron, we are here to help you with all of your car care basics.

Basic preventative car maintenance can save you loads of time and even more money.  While you may not be able to complete more complex fixes on your car, such as replacing a transmission or adjusting the timing, you can easily complete many of the basic services on your own, saving you money and time.  Here are some of the car care tasks that you can do on your own:

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  • Check your fluids.  Your car uses several different types of fluids to keep it running – everything from oil and washer fluid to transmission fluid and coolant.  Making sure that each of those is clean, free from debris and at the correct level can keep your car running optimally.  Read your car’s instruction manual to make sure that you are putting the correct type of fluid back into your car.  If you have questions, simply stop by at the Rad Air Complete Car Care & Tire Center in Akron, and we’ll be happy to help.

  • Take a look at your tires.  Your car relies on tires in good condition to keep you moving. Inspecting your tires seasonally is important. You cannot only look for uneven wear and tread issues, but you can check the amount of air in the tires.  Car tires that are not inflated adequately will not give you good gas mileage.  Simply check the tire pressure using a pressure gauge and fill according to the levels in your car’s instruction book.

  • Inspect your battery.  You can get stranded very easily if your car’s battery dies.  Your battery needs an adequate charge in order to turn your car’s engine over.  There are things you can do if you sense that your car isn’t starting the way that it should.  Checking your battery cables and posts for corrosion is the first place to start.  If you see corrosion, bring your car into the Rad Air Complete Car Care & Tire Center in Akron so that we can see if your battery is holding a charge.

  • Visibility is a priority.  Being able to see out of your windshield in inclement weather keeps you and other drivers safe.  Whether rain, ice or snow, having windshield wipers that don’t streak is a safety priority. Making sure that your windshield wipers, battery and fluids are all working correctly and at the correct levels will help you to keep your car on the road.

If you need help with these car care basics, simply call Rad Air Complete Car Care & Tire Center in Akron today for assistance.

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