Summer has arrived and with it the long-awaited-for road trips, so don't get off track with an inconvenient automotive repair. If you have not already done so, now is the time to take care of a "pre-trip" automotive service to ensure you will arrive safely at your summer destination.
Vehicle brakes are vital to your safety when driving. What signs indicate that they're wearing out and you need to schedule a brake service? For those who suffer a daily commute through heavy traffic, your vehicle's braking system can bring thousands of pounds of metal, plastic and empty Starbucks cups to a stop hundreds of times before you get to work. It goes without saying that these pieces wear out, but they do so slowly, meaning you may not notice they need attention until it's too late.
If your vehicle is running poorly, the check engine light stays on, and there seems to be unusually loud noises coming from the muffler, chances are your vehicle may have a leak in the exhaust system. Even if you can't smell the leak, schedule an inspection with your auto mechanic so a small leak won't get any bigger, creating serious engine problems.