Start your holiday trip by giving your car a checkup

Load the trunk with presents, fasten in the kids and head to that special place to celebrate the holidays. That’s exactly what many of us will do in the next week but don’t forget to make sure your car is ready for the trip. If you’re in the Merriville, IN area, our Service Centerat Art Hill Mazda has the expertise to handle any maintenance work you need done.

There are some basic items to have checked before you head out on the road which could be the difference between a happy holiday or being stranded on the way.

Oil is the lifeblood of your engine and having clean, efficient oil is essential to help it run smoothly. Oil that is not changed can result in engine build-up and sludge and could slow down your engine or cause major damage. We suggest having your oil changed before a long trip to give you peace of mind.

With the additional traffic you could face during holiday travel, it’s important to know you can rely on your brakes to operate safely and efficiently. If they feel spongy or if you are hearing any noises when the brakes are applied, you should have them checked immediately. We have the technicians to not only check your brakes but to make any repairs you need.

We know that Indiana winters are unpredictable so you should prepare for anything. We can make sure your tires are rated for all weather conditions, especially snow and ice. Have us check the tire life and tread wear to ensure they are safe for a trip.

Make an appointment today at Art Hill Mazda and we will keep your car on the road and give you the present of a safe trip.

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