Get your vehicle some hot weather care

Whether old or new, your automobile needs summer maintenance. Anza Valley Outlook/Diane Sieker photo
Although spring’s barely begun, Anza has been enjoying summerlike high temperatures in recent weeks. With summer’s hot, dry weather approaching, your car or truck needs some attention for peak performance and reliability. Here are some easy tips to make sure your old, faithful automobile continues to run well and your new vehicle will last a long time. Check engine fluids, belts, radiator hoses, tires and brakes. Winter takes a toll on these components and once the weather improves, it is a good idea to give them the attention they deserve. A broken radiator hose or belt could leave you stranded in the middle of nowhere. Change your car’s oil and air filters regularly. Oil viscosity can break down over time, and to make sure your engine can work at optimum levels, fresh o
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