get your car ready for your summer vacation with preparations and auto insurance

Cars are more complex today than ever! The advent of technology has made the mechanics of the automobile much more difficult to identify issues and make repairs. What role does insurance have in maintaining your car? The simple “fender bender” can easily cost over $1500 to do repairs these days. Regular maintenance can help you identify problems before they occur. Here’s some ideas on how to keep your vehicle properly maintained.

First thing is to keep track of your dash and understand the indicator lights on it. If you have car trouble, the indicator light on your dash will indicate what is wrong.

Although, you can’t prevent these lights from turning on all together, performing regular maintenance will help keep your vehicle running as smoothly as possible. Here is what you can do:

Check Tires
This can be when you stop for gas or come back from a long drive, take a minute to check your tire pressure. Pot holes this time of year can damage tires and alignment, which can develop into costly repairs.

Check Fluids
This means popping open the hood and checking to make sure all your fluids are at the correct levels, don’t overfill them or let them get too low. There are 5 main fluids that you should check regularly.

  • Oil
  • Brake Fluid
  • Transmission Fluid
  • Power Steering Fluid
  • Radiator Fluid

Two more fluids you can keep track of, but aren’t as damaging to your car as the ones mentioned above, include washer fluid and air conditioner coolant.

One of the best things to keep your vehicle in service is to visit your dealer or repair shop for routine things like oil changes. In addition to fixing any problems that stand out, they can also keep track of what needs to be done such as tire rotations and more.

Lastly, if you need auto insurance or want to learn more be sure to contact us!