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Get Your Car Ready For Summer

Summer is here, and now is the perfect time to get your car back into shape after months of driving around in snow, slush, and ice. Check these to-dos off your list to get your car ready for smooth sailing all summer!

Make Sure Your Coolant Is Cool

Inspect your coolant level and coolant mix. The overflow or radiator tank should be full, and a coolant tester available at any auto parts store will tell you if the water to ethylene glycol ratio needs to be adjusted for maximum cooling. Change your coolant at least once a year for maximum performance.


Change Your Windshield Wipers

Like most rubber products, wiper blades are usually designed to work best in a specific temperature range. Blades formulated for warm weather are different from those designed for winter. Winter blades tend to be more flexible at lower temperatures but too soft at high temperatures, leading to premature failure. Most blades also take a beating in winter while scraping over jagged ice buildup. No matter how expensive your winter blades might have been, they’re very likely worn out and streaking by spring.


Check and monitor your tire pressure.

Between hitting hidden potholes and dealing with difficult road conditions, your tires deserve a good check-up. The truth is, tires lose or gain pressure daily depending on the outside temperature. In cool weather, for example, a tire will typically lose one or two pounds of air per month. Make sure your tires are properly inflated before hitting the road for a big summer road trip, because tires with low air pressure tend to wear out much more quickly.

Get your brakes inspected

At the end of the day, is there anything more important than good brakes in your vehicle? Stop-and-go traffic, long holiday road trips, and inclement conditions may have done a number on your brakes. Whether your brakes are making eerie noises or demanding extra pressure, it may be time for some fine tuning.

About Spirit West Motor Carriage

Spirit West Motor Carriage Auto Body Repair is a family-owned and operated company founded in April 1977. We take great pride in teamwork and our commitment to making sure our team receives training on the latest innovative state-of-the-art equipment and collision repair techniques.

We are proud to say our team is family and we treat our customers like family, too. Be assured that your car will receive this treatment, and upon completion of the repairs, you will drive away safe and satisfied!

Give us a call today or stop by the shop to see how we can get your car back into shape and back on the road. Spirit West Motor Carriage 610 Park Lane Manchester, MO 63021 Mon-Fri 7:30am – 5:30pm, (636) 394-1712

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