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Now that Winter is coming to an end, make sure to prepare your car for its own personal Spring cleaning. To get your car ready for any vacation you may be planning, it is important to do a general maintenance check on your car to avoid any possible engine malfunction. Miracle Body and Paint suggests bringing your car to a reputable auto body repair shop in order to avoid auto accidents or auto collisions while on the road.

The first thing you need to avoid as you prepare is an overheated engine. This is very dangerous and if not avoided can lead to major repair costs. If you are not careful, you may even find yourself needing a complete engine replacement. It is easy to avoid having your car overheating. Simply make sure you get your cooling system flushed every 2 years. This is to avoid any build up in the system.

Always make sure to regularly monitor your coolant and coolant levels. Take time check if there are any old, broken hoses or if anti-freeze is low. Neglecting any of these factors will surely lead to overheating by stopping your engine’s cooling process, especially during the hottest months of the year. It is also best to check if the radiator cap is still properly tightened. Visit a good auto technician to determine if there are any leaks in your system. Also, try using a coolant with additives aside from water. Generally speaking, it is best if you take the time to check filters, such as fuel and air filters, and have them replaced if it needs to be.

Ideally, checking and maintenance should begin now before Spring and Summer come. Truth is, the summer season can be very tough on any car. Other external components must be checked as well, such as tires, brakes, and lights since they may also need to be repaired or changed out. Check if the windshield wipers are dusty since it may affect driver visibility.

It’s always best to be prepared, regardless of what season you are in. Having a well-maintained car can help you avoid possible auto accidents and auto collisions. Make sure to go to Miracle Body and Paint for all your collision repair needs. Our caring team is here to help get you back on the road if you are ever in an accident. When you contact us, be sure to ask about our deductible discounts to save money on your paint and body repairs.