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Don’t Miss Out: October is National Car Care Month

"Car Exhaust" by Nerivill via Pixabay (CC0 Creative Commons)

Car Exhaust” by Nerivill via Pixabay (CC0 Creative Commons)

You rely on your car to get you where you need to go. Basic care goes a long way towards keeping your car in top running condition. Here are some basic October car care month tips you can follow to keep your car in optimal shape from us here at Beach Boulevard of Cars in Huntington Beach, CA:

Look Under the Hood Carefully

One of the best things you can do to take care of your vehicle this October is to look under the hood. One of the first things to do when looking under the hood is to check the fluids. This isn’t just limited to the engine oil. You also want to check brake, power steering, and transmission fluid, as well as windshield washer fluid and antifreeze. You will also need to check all belts and hoses to ensure they are not loose. While checking hoses and belts look for any excessive wear, cracks, or tears that indicate they need to be replaced.

Inspect your Brake, Steering, and Suspension Systems

Having a properly working braking system is vital to preventing accidents. Every time you change your oil you should check your rotors, pads, and/or drums to see if they need replacing. Once a year you should thoroughly inspect the entire braking system, including fluids, lines, calipers, etc. You will also want to inspect your steering and suspension system while you are checking your braking system as the two systems work together when driving your car. Look at the tires while inspecting the brakes. Check tire pressures and tread. Pay close attention for bald spots and bulges, as well as uneven wearing.

Inspect the Exhaust System

Exhaust leaks can be dangerous. Every year you want to inspect the exhaust system for any signs of problems. Problems can include broken hangers, leaks, broken supports, or any kind of damage to the system.

Service the HVAC System

Your HVAC system is not just about your comfort. Yes, it does heat or cool the car depending on the time of year, but it is also necessary for safe driving. Your defroster works through your HVAC system. An improperly working system can prevent defrost from working making your car unsafe to drive.

Get Your Vehicle Serviced in Huntington Beach, CA

Are you in or near Huntington Beach, CA? Looking for new cars in Huntington Beach? Want to test drive used cars in Huntington Beach? Head on down to Beach Boulevard of Cars today where we can take care of all your new or used car needs! We also have great service departments available to tend to exactly what your car needs. Contact us today to learn more!

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