Summer car care tips to keep your vehicle in top shape

Summer car care tips to keep your vehicle in top shape

"I always say, 'Check and verify.' If they're saying something's wrong, have them take you to your car and look over whatever it is they're trying to sell you." - Chris Cooper, All Star Tire & Auto Service

There's never a good time for a breakdown, but there are ways that you can be proactive to ensure that your car stays running all summer long. Whether it's checking your tire pressure or paying attention to the fluids in your vehicle, there are simple maintenance tasks that every car owner can handle.

On this episode of Chat with the Experts, we talk with Chris Cooper of All Star Tire & Auto Service in Indianapolis about what you should be watching for on your vehicle. Cooper explains the importance of checking your coolant, how to avoid a dead battery and how to navigate the process of taking your car in for service in the event of a breakdown.


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Additional Resources:

Angie's List guide to auto service & maintenance

What are the benefits of auto detailing?

DIY oil change: My first experience changing the oil in my car

About this Experts Contributor: Chris Cooper is the owner of All Star Tire & Auto Service, providing auto care in Indianapolis. Since 1940, All Star Tire & Auto has specialized in tire sales, auto maintenance and repair, oil changes, alignment and much more. They are a recipient of the 2013 Angie's List Super Service Award. You can follow them on Google+.

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