Top Summer Auto Repair Service Priorities

Summer Priority Coolant Flush

Navigating the Heat: Essential Summer Auto Repair Priorities

As the summer heat intensifies, it’s crucial to ensure your vehicle is in top condition to handle the rising temperatures and increased travel. At Northside Auto Repair, we prioritize your safety and comfort on the road. Here are the top summer auto repair priorities you should consider to keep your car running smoothly this season.

1. Brake Inspection and Maintenance

Your vehicle’s braking system is vital for your safety, especially during summer when road trips and stop-and-go traffic are more common. Increased temperatures can affect brake performance, so it’s important to have your brakes inspected for wear and tear. Our expert technicians will check brake pads, rotors, and fluid levels to ensure your braking system is responsive and reliable.

2. AC Service and Repairs

Driving in the summer heat without a properly functioning air conditioning system can be unbearable. If your AC is blowing warm air, making strange noises, or not working at all, it’s time for a service. At Northside Auto Repair, we specialize in diagnosing and repairing AC issues, from refrigerant leaks to compressor problems, ensuring you stay cool and comfortable throughout your journey.

3. Coolant Flush

The engine’s cooling system works overtime during the summer to prevent overheating. A coolant flush is essential to remove old, contaminated coolant and replace it with fresh fluid. This helps maintain optimal engine temperature and prevents costly repairs due to overheating. Our team will thoroughly inspect your cooling system and perform a coolant flush to keep your engine running efficiently.

4. Windshield Wipers

Summer thunderstorms can strike unexpectedly, and having clear visibility is crucial for safe driving. Over time, windshield wipers can become cracked and ineffective. Replacing them before the rainy season ensures you can see clearly during downpours. We offer a range of high-quality wiper blades and will gladly install them for you.

Schedule with Northside

Summer driving can be challenging, but with proper maintenance, you can enjoy a smooth and trouble-free season on the road. At Northside Auto Repair, we’re here to help you with all your summer auto repair needs. Schedule an appointment today and let our experienced technicians keep your vehicle in peak condition.

Get Your Car Ready for Summer

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As summer approaches, ensuring your vehicle is prepared for the hot months ahead is crucial. At Northside Auto Repair, we understand that a smooth-running car can make all the difference in your summer plans. From road trips to daily commutes, here are essential services to consider for a trouble-free summer.

Oil Changes

Regular oil changes are fundamental to maintaining your car’s engine health. During summer, high temperatures can cause engine oil to thin, reducing its effectiveness. By changing your oil, you ensure proper lubrication, preventing overheating and engine wear. It’s a simple step that can save you from costly repairs down the road.

AC Service $80Air Filter Change

Your car’s air filter plays a vital role in maintaining engine performance by keeping dust, dirt, and debris out. During the summer, increased pollen and dust levels can clog the filter faster, leading to reduced engine efficiency and higher fuel consumption. A new air filter will help your engine “breathe” better, improving performance and fuel economy.

Brake Inspection and Repair

Safety should always be a priority, and your brakes are critical to safe driving. With the extra driving that often comes with summer plans, it’s imperative to have your brakes inspected. We check for wear on brake pads, rotors, and other components to ensure they are in top condition. Addressing any issues early can prevent more severe damage and keep you safe on the road.

Annual AC Service

A properly functioning air conditioning system is a must for comfortable summer driving. Regular AC service can help identify and rectify issues like refrigerant leaks, worn-out components, or electrical problems. By keeping your AC in top shape, you ensure a cool and comfortable ride, no matter how high the temperatures climb.

Taking these steps to prepare your car for summer can lead to a smoother, cooler, and safer driving experience. At Northside Auto Repair, we’re dedicated to helping you enjoy your summer worry-free. Schedule your appointment today and let us take care of your vehicle’s summer readiness!

Springtime Brake Inspection

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Why You Need to Get Your Brakes Checked at Northside Auto Repair, a Neighborhood NAPA AutoCare Center

At Northside Auto Repair, we understand that vehicle safety is a top priority for you and your family. That’s why we highly recommend getting your brakes checked regularly. Don’t wait until it’s too late to ensure your safety and the safety of others on the road.

Importance of Regular Brake Inspections

Regular brake inspections are essential because they identify any issues before they become major problems. Our team of ASE certified mechanics at Northside Auto Repair will inspect all brake components, including brake pads, shoes, rotors, drums, and calipers, using state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment.

Addressing these problems promptly can help you avoid costly repairs or complete brake failure. By having your brakes inspected regularly, you can have peace of mind knowing that your vehicle is safely equipped to stop.

What Can Go Wrong with Brake Parts?

Brake systems are comprised of multiple parts that work in unison to bring your vehicle to a stop. Over time, these parts can become worn, damaged or corroded, leading to reduced braking performance and potential failure.

The most common issues with brake systems are worn brake pads and rotors. When brake pads wear down, the metal backing plate starts rubbing against the rotor, causing a metal-on-metal grinding sound and reduced stopping power. In extreme cases, brake pads can completely wear down, leaving the metal backing plate to grind against the rotor, causing severe damage and complete brake failure.

Similarly, rotors can become overheated, warped, or corroded, leading to a shuddering sensation or pulsating brake pedal when you apply the brakes. Ignoring these symptoms can lead to complete brake failure, putting you, passengers, and other drivers on the road in danger.

Get Up to $50 Back on New NAPA Brakes and Components

This month, customers who have new NAPA Brakes and components installed at Northside Auto Repair can get up to $50 back. NAPA Brakes are designed to provide superior stopping power, noise-free performance, and longer life, backed by the NAPA’s nationwide Peace-of-Mind Warranty.

Your safety is our top priority. Contact Northside Auto Repair, your neighborhood NAPA AutoCare Center, today to schedule a brake inspection. Contact us today to learn more about this offer.