Driving Tips Prove Road to Safety PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 31 July 2011 07:02

El Centro, California (NAPSI) - Be sure to have your vehicle checked out before heading out on your next road trip, advise the experts at the non-profit National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), the group that tests and certifies automotive technicians. Here are hints on how:

• Flush and refill the cooling system (radiator) according to the service manual’s recommendations and safety warnings.

• Have drivability problems—hard starts, rough idling, stalling-corrected for better gas mileage and peace of mind.

• Have a marginally operating air-conditioner system serviced.

• Change the oil and oil filter as specified in the owner’s manual.

• Replace other filters (air, fuel, PCV, etc.) as recommended.

• Check the condition of tires, including the spare. Let tires “cool down” before checking air pressure.

• Inspect all lights and bulbs; replace burned-out bulbs.

• Replace worn wiper blades and top off the washer fluid to fight summer’s dust and insects.

• If you’re not a do-it-yourselfer, look for repair facilities that employ ASE-certified technicians.

For more car care tips, visit ASE’s website at www.ase.com.