Keep Your Vehicle Healthy Through COVID-19 Quarantine

We are living in truly unprecedented times, with millions of Americans working from home and millions of essential workers braving the COVID-19 outbreak in order to keep this country running. With so much going on and so many changes happening every week, the one thing that has remained constant is the need for our vehicles to be running and reliable. This need has only grown more evident as public transit has shut down in many places around the United States due to stay at home orders. Here at Dobbs Tire & Auto Centers, we are keeping our stores open with adjusted hours to serve everyone, from essential employees to those quarantined at home. Visit one of your local Dobbs Tire & Auto Centers today to get the car care you need. Here are a few essential car care tips to help keep your vehicle safe and reliable throughout this quarantine.

Spring Tire Change

Among the most important components on your vehicle are your tires. Your tires not only give you traction on the road while you are driving, they also give you the ability to safely stop, accelerate, and slough off water on the road. When your tires start to wear thin and lose their treads they become extremely slick. You can easily test your tires yourself with just a simple quarter. Take your quarter and insert it with Washington’s head facing down. If you can see the top of his head, your treads are worn out and you need to change your tires as soon as possible. You can easily save yourself a lot of money and avoid potential crashes by simply checking your tires regularly.

Oil Change

Your vehicle’s oil is extremely important. Oil acts as a natural lubricant for your engine, keeping the moving parts from overheating, melting, and colliding with each other. When you go too long between oil changes, your oil can thicken and begin to struggle to move through your engine. Thick oil, in turn, creates more heat in your engine and can cause massive buildups that could lead to catastrophic malfunctions. It may sound simple, but changing your oil regularly is an essential part of your vehicle’s health.

Full Fluid Check

Your vehicle uses a number of fluids to operate – many others than just gasoline.  These unique mixtures are scientifically designed to ensure your car continues to run safe and efficiently.  It is important to keep fluid levels optimally full and pay attention to your vehicle’s maintenance needs, including fluid exchange services.  When it is time for these services, our experts can help you get the fluids perfect for your vehicle’s make, model, and year.

AC Service

There is nothing worse than turning on your vehicle’s A/C and feeling nothing but hot air.  Late spring and early summer are the perfect time to ensure your vehicle is ready for the first hot days of summer.  Turn on your A/C and run the fan on all speeds.  Does the air feel as cold as you remember?  Is the fan blowing strong at each speed?  If something seems amiss, our expert and certified technicians are ready to help take care of any vehicle needs you may have through the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Please stay safe, stay healthy, and remember that the team here at Dobbs Tire & Auto Centers will always be here to keep you on the road!