Home of your friendly car doctor.
ABR AUTO INC
6428 North Highway 29
Palmetto, Georgia 30268
Hours of Operation
Monday Thru Friday 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m.
Sunday Closed except for emergencies.
The Weather is warming up. How is that A/C doing? Time for a system recharge. Come on in for $50.00 (plus cost of freon) we will charge your system.
5 Summer Car Care Tips
5 Summer Car Care Tips
1. Brakes and Regular Maintenance
Your brakes are your most important safety feature, so be sure theyíre in working order before you set off for any extended summer drive. Bring your vehicle in two weeks before your trip to have your brakes checked and serviced if your pads or rotors need maintenance. You should also arrange for regular maintenance performed to check your oil levels, belts and hoses, air filter, and have your windshield wipers replaced before you leave.
If you havenít recently, have your tires checked for wear and tear and be sure that they are inflated to optimal pressure. Proper tread depth will keep you maneuvering safely and optimal tire pressure can actually improve gas mileage. You can check your tire pressure at home with a tire gauge, referencing the suggested pressure on your tireís sidewall. To check tread depth, you can put a penny in the tread, head-first. If Lincolnís head is mostly visible, you should consider a new tire.
3. A/C Service
A hot, stuffy car is sure to ruin a summer road trip, so be sure to have youíre AC system checked out before you hit the road. Test your air conditioning system before you leave and make sure it can cool air to around 50 degrees Fahrenheit. The most common AC issue is low refrigerant levels, so have your vehicle restocked if necessary. You should also have your AC system checked for any leaks that might deplete your refrigerant levels on the way.
4. Coolant and Radiator
In the hot summer months, itís vital that your engine can take the heat. Radiators and coolant are your best defense against a steaming summer disaster, so prevent breakdowns by having your engine coolant replaced and your radiator serviced if it hasnít been in the shop recently. Having your hoses checked will also prevent overheating in case youíre losing fluid on its way to the radiator.
5. Be Ready for Any Emergency
When stocking the car, donít forget to leave room for an emergency kit in the case something does go wrong. Your kit should include first aid kit, flashlight, gloves, rain gear, jumper cables, a toolkit, radiator fluid or water, fix-a-flat, food and drinkable water, road flares or warning signals, and a fire extinguisher. You should also be sure you have a functioning spare tire, a jack, and tire iron in case you need to use it.