Pacifico Airport Valet parking can service your car while you travel. We have trained, professional mechanics ready to work on your car. One of the most important types of service we perform is preparing your car for the summer. It does matter. Here are five common sense, meaningful things you can do that mechanics recommend:
Check Your Radiator/Cooling System
In general, cars and the chemistry associated with cars is engineered a lot better these days. In the old days you flushed your cooling system every winter and summer. You know longer have to do that but you still need to have that system checked periodically. You need to have the hoses and belts checked for tightness and wear. Check your manual, I’m sure it’s still sitting in your glove compartment, or go online and find the manufacturer’s recommendations for your car’s cooling system.
Purchase New Wipers
Over time, wipers wear and get old. Even after a reasonably mild winter they will show signs of age. Everyone takes them for granted until you are in the kind of torrential summertime downpour that can happen in the Northeast corridor. Then you are wondering; “Why didn’t I replace my wipers?” This is not a huge investment, but it is a smart one.
Check Your Air Conditioning System
Get your car A/C system checked for leaks and coolant level. Over time hoses and belts get old and wear out. Small leaks can develop. If your vents are not blowing refreshing cool air when you hit the A/C button on your dash then you have an issue of some type. In a best cases scenario you might just need a coolant recharge. In a worst case scenario…The best way to ensure that you have a properly functioning A/C system is to have Pacifico run tests while you are traveling.
Get Your Front-end Re-Aligned
The roads in the Philadelphia area are not always car suspension friendly, especially during the winter. As the summer driving season moves into high gear, do yourself a favor and have our experts at Pacifico re-align your car and balance and rotate your tires while you travel. Your car will ride and handle better, your tires will last a lot longer and your gas mileage will improve. It is a small investment that will save you a lot of money, and stress.
Get ALL of Your Air Filters Checked
Your car’s engine air filter should be replaced every 12,000 miles. Doing that will improve performance and save you money on gas. Before the summer driving season really starts rolling you should also get the cabin filter replaced. The cabin air filter removes pollutants from the air that circulates in your car. Driving will absolutely be a healthier experience. Most car manufacturers recommend that it get replaced every 15,000 – 25,000 miles. While your car is parked at Pacifico Airport Valet do yourself a big favor and invest a little bit of money in car filters.