SERVICE GARAGE: 
763-792-4949

2220 108th Lane NE
Blaine, MN

SERVICE GARAGE:  763-792-4949

 

inspecting

Inspecting and having regular maintenance done for your vehicle is always important. This not only helps you to stay safe on the road, but it will help prolong the life of the vehicle. Following the recommended maintenance schedule will help determine when parts start to wear down. The owner’s manual will recommend when certain tasks should be performed. Also make sure to contact us, and we will be happy to advise you on a schedule for maintenance. This will help to have a safe and reliable vehicle as you drive this summer.

 Inspecting the Wipers

Those in the Blaine and Lino Lakes area know how quickly weather can change. When driving, this will affect the windshield wipers the most. As they operate, make sure they clear the rain quickly and efficiently away from the windshield. If they do not, the visibility will decrease. Notice if the blades make any vibration or chatter noise as they go over the windshield. This can indicate that they are wearing down and a new set will be needed. Since wipers are inexpensive, it is always recommended to change them when they are no longer in ideal condition. If the vehicle has a rear wiper, that should be inspected and changed as well.

 

An overlooked part of the vehicle are the tires. They are important since they are the only part that makes direct contact with the road. Driving will start to cause extra wear and strain on the tires. If the vehicle is hard to maintain control of, especially on wet or slick roads, the tread wear should be inspected. As the tread wears down, the tires will lose grip and traction on the road. Checking the tread can be quick and easy, using just a penny. Place it upside down in the tread groove and if you see the top of Lincoln’s head, the tread has worn down. We can also check the tread of the tires and determine if a new set of tires would be needed.