Summer’s still not over… make sure your car is up for the heat

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Don’t let it happen to you…. you can avoid this

First we just want to say to all of you out there in blogging land that we are sorry we have been away for so long 😦 But, we are back to impart some wisdom and keep you safe this summer…..

Summer heat can wear your car out… don’t let your summer road trips turn into waiting on the side of the road for AAA. There are some simple steps you can do to make sure your car stays running well and you stay safe and on the road.

1. Sounds like a no brainer but…. Clean your car! Inside and out! Make sure and get every nook and cranny.  A lot of sand and grimey stuff can get lodged who knows where in your car during summer road trips to the shore. Something you may not think about is cleaning the engine bay but, if everything is clean when you check of the rest of the things on this list it will make life easier for you or your mechanic.

2.Make sure your breaks are up to snuff. Brake pads take a lot of abuse in the summer months and often suffer massive temperature changes due to the high heat of use meeting with deep puddles[aka extreme thermal cycling] ( especially from the storms we have been having lately).

3. Check all of your fluid levels. This includes… oil, automatic transmission fluid, coolant, power steering fluid, and break fluid. Make sure your car has clean and full fluids.

4. Take care of your tires. The tires are the lifeline of your car… make sure you have tires in good condition for heading out on the summer roads. Note if they are fully inflated, not too worn and properly rotated. ( Also, be sure to have a spare just in case)

5.  No one wants to be stuck on a family road trip in a blistering hot car. Have your air conditioning inspected. Have someone visually inspect components for leaks, check temperature readings, check that your compressor is operating properly, and inspect the drive belt for cracks or damage.  Make sure your air conditioning belt is A-OK too as your air conditioning belt drives many other components in your vehicle, meaning a broken belt can actually have a worse impact than  an uncomfortable trip.

6. Last but not least…. make sure you have an emergency kit in your car. As the Boy Scouts say “Always be prepared” you never know what can happen when you head out on the road. Make sure you at least have a set of jumper cables, a blanket or two, some food and water, a flash light, a poncho and a first aid kit.  This site has everything you need or you can assemble your own.

If you are on a budget don’t worry! Pacifico Auto Group has a great summer special because we want you to stay safe this summer!!!

For $49.95 ( retail 129.90) you can check off your list quickly and not break the bank.
Included in the price is:

  • Lube, oil and filter
  • Rotate and Inspect tires
  • Check cooling system
  • Inspect AC system for proper cooling and operation
  • Check and top off all fluid levels
  • Check belts and hoses
  • Check and adjust tire pressure
  • Check exhaust system
  • Check Constant Velocity ( CV) boots
    Not only to you get all of that but because we want you to be really safe we are going to throw in an awesome emergency kit that includes:
  • A flashlight and batteries
  • A first aid kit
  • A poncho
  • An SOS banner
    all packed up into a handy dandy little kit 🙂
    Visit any of our websites to print out the coupon and come on in for your Summer Service special and get your emergency kit before we run out!!!
    Get coupon for :
     Pacifico Ford             Pacifico Mazda               Pacifico Hyundai



About pacificoautogroup

In Philadelphia for over 80 years! The Pacifico Auto Group is and always will be family owned! We were one of the first 5 auto dealers in the Philly Auto Mall and the only one left! We are proud to be part of Philadelphia history and still serving you!
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