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Tips for preparing your vehicle for the summer heat

Summer maintenance repairs in Portland, OR 

With the weather getting warmer, there are ways to prepare your vehicle. Keep reading to learn more about the measures you can take to prepare your vehicle for summer. 

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Summer tires 

Most people don’t know this but there are tires designed to take on the summer heat. These tires consist of a mixture of rubber and fillers which creates a better grip on the road. When the summer heat rises, the tires will still hold their shape and stiffness to be optimized for better fuel economy for your vehicle. 

Tune-up your A/C 

The worst thing to happen is not to have air conditioning while driving in the heat. There are a few ways to know that your A/C is about to give out. If you notice hot air blowing out, no pressure or worse, nothing coming out, you should have your A/C check out. Some reasons could be because of Freon leaks, a loose wire, a worn-out filter or excessive heat radiation from your engine. 

Other summer maintenance 

Besides switching out your tires and tuning up your vehicle air conditioner, there are a few other things you should do. Make sure to check out your wiper blades. There is nothing worse than being unable to see during a rainstorm. You should also have your alignment and suspension adjusted. 

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Get your vehicle serviced at Freeman Motor Company 

To get your vehicle back on the road as soon as possible, consider using Freeman Motor Company. Schedule an appointment and we will get you back up and running in no time. 

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