Basic Car Care can keep you safer on the road.

If you live in Garfield Heights and need to get yourself to work, your kids to school, and don’t want the hassle of having to worry about your car breaking down, then taking the time to check a few mechanical basics can be a lifesaver. While car mechanics can take care of complex automotive repairs like resolving transmission issues or completing a wheel alignment, you can take care of your car yourself. Here are some of the basics that can keep you on the road:

  • Check all fluids in your car’s engine. Oil, window washer fluid, coolant and transmission fluid are all items that you can refill on your own and can prevent major automotive issues in the future. If you aren’t sure how to check your fluids, simply stop by your local Rad Air in Garfield Heights and our knowledgeable staff will be happy to teach you.
  • Check your tire pressure. Tires with low pressure not only wear out faster, but they also can impact your gas mileage. Having the correct tire pressure can help you to maintain your tires and save you money at the pump.
  • Take a look at your battery. Your battery can either help you get a jump start in adverse weather, or can leave you stranded. By checking your battery cables for corrosion, you can tell if you may need service to keep your car running. If you believe you need a new battery, Rad Air’s Garfield Heights Car Care & Tire Center will be happy to assist.
  • Make sure you can see. Windshield wipers are one of the parts that can wear out on your car and can quickly influence your ability to see in inclement weather. Streaking or leaving moisture on the windshield may indicate that it’s time for a new pair. No need to make an appointment, simply stop by Rad Air and we’ll be happy to install a new set while you wait.

If you live near Rad Air’s Garfield Heights location, then stop by for help with any of your car care prevention needs. From checking fluids, tire pressure, battery wear and new wipers, taking care of these items can help you keep your car on the road.