Make sure you prepare your vehicle for the summer season. With the cold weather gone, Freedom Insurance Group, Inc., a company that offers low-cost insurance to residents of Bensalem, PA, and the surrounding communities, wants to make sure everyone remembers to adjust their vehicles accordingly. Some summer maintenance on your automobiles will be helpful in the long run, saving you both time and money.
A vital factor when it comes to maintaining your vehicle during the summer is ensuring that the coolant system is operating correctly. A properly running coolant system keeps the engine cool when it’s hot in the summer. We also suggest checking the radiator and hoses for leaks and cracks. Aim for 200 degrees Fahrenheit, so the engine doesn’t overheat. Furthermore, we advise that you regularly look at the temperature gauge, located on the dashboard. Should the engine get too hot, we recommend that you act immediately.
If you put winter tires on your automobile, now is the time to make the switch to summer tires. Just by adding a new set of tires you’ll have better tread as well as the benefits of using summer-specific tires. To make the change, take a spare set of rims to any mechanic, and he or she can easily take care of it for you. Another option is to use tires that are good for any time of year. It’s less work for when the weather changes, but they won’t last as long since you’re using them year-round.
Perhaps most important of all, Freedom Insurance Group, Inc. urges you to have your brakes checked. Rain is most prevalent during the summer leading to puddles and wet roads, and therefore, wet brakes. Not only that, but hot weather can cause the temperature of the brake pad system to rise, which in turn causes your brake pads to erode at a faster rate. Speak with your mechanic to find out if it’s time for you to upgrade your brake pads.
Sometimes, accidents happen anyway. You can prepare yourself and your car all you want, but that won’t prevent them altogether. When that happens, you’ll want Freedom Insurance Group, Inc. by your side. Besides our car insurance policies, we also offer policies for renters, life, and home insurance to those who reside in Bensalem, PA and many other areas.
If you’d like to purchase a policy or update your current one, please give us a call at 215-375-7733. Otherwise, browse the rest of our website for more information.