Summer Car Service

Car Service

Preparing your car for summer is a necessity in optimizing performance and extending the vehicle’s lifespan. Here are some summer car service tasks that the average driver can take care of on their own.

Lights

Drivers should periodically inspect their vehicle’s lights and bulbs. Replacing burned out bulbs is a safety precaution that no driver should ignore. The lenses need to be cleaned and inspected for cracks just as frequently.

 

Windshield Wipers

Worn windshield wipers can become a major safety hazard in heavy summer rains. As a general rule, drivers should replace their windshield wipers every six months, but fortunately, replacing worn wiper blades is an inexpensive maintenance task, and it’s easy to do, too!

Battery

A car battery can fail any time of the year, but failure becomes more likely if the batteryisn’t properly maintained. While the only way to determine a battery’s strength is with professional equipment, drivers can take some routine maintenance precautions to reduce the chance of failure.

First, drivers can scrape corrosion off of the posts and cable connections. Cleaning the surfaces and retightening the connections can help keep the battery looking like new while potentially extending its lifespan. Drivers can also check the battery’s fluid level, provided the caps are removable.

Of course, another good idea is, if you see something that looks out of the ordinary, bring your vehicle in to Courtesy Ford of Sauk City for our professional technicians to look at.

12 Steps to Help You Change a Tire

Change a Tire in 12 Simple Steps

During the summer, plenty of us head out on a fun road trip. However, nothing can ruin a good trip faster than a flat tire! Flat tires are an unfortunate, yet common problem that many drivers face. With that said, a flat tire is not an impossible problem to solve. In fact, fixing a flat tire is simple if you follow these 12 steps that will help you change a tire.

  1. Find an area off the road where you can safely pull over and park.
  2. Activate your vehicle’s hazard lights.
  3. Loosen the lug nuts of your tires with a wrench. However, do no remove them just yet!
  4. Using a jack, lift your vehicle approximately 6 inches off of the ground.
  5. Remove the lug nuts.
  6. Next, remove the tire itself.
  7. Locate your vehicle’s spare tire.
  8. Place the spare tire in the same spot the flat tire once resided in.
  9. Place the lug nuts back in place, but do not tighten them yet!
  10. Lower your vehicle back to the ground using the jack.
  11. Tighten the lug nuts in place.
  12. Place the flat tire in the trunk of your vehicle.

With any luck, you should be back on the road in no time flat! For more serious issues, come see us at Courtesy Ford of Sauk City!

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Courtesy Ford Sauk Prairie is located in Sauk City, Wisconsin. As a Ford dealer just outside of Madison who offers great prices, rebates and incentives for new & used Ford cars, vans and SUVs to all of our neighbors in Arena, Black Earth, Cross Plains, Blue Mound, and Dane. Customer satisfaction is crucial to our success at Courtesy Ford Sauk Prairie. Our Expert Service & Parts staff assists our Sauk City, Wisconsin customers to keep their Ford vehicles in great shape.

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