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Get ready to travel tips from Deerfield Tire Co

Have Travel Plans this Weekend? Check out these travel tips!!

Do you have any plans around town for the weekend? Maybe you and some friends and are taking the boat up to the lake. Maybe you'll be having a lot of fun water skiing and doing a little fishing.


You got the boat all ready. It's all gassed up. You packed lots of snacks and the cooler's stocked – ready to go.

How about your tow vehicle? It has plenty of gas and you've even vacuumed it out, but is your auto maintenance up to date?

Stop and think. You'll have some heavy traffic on your way out of town. Hilly terrain as you get to the lake. Some dirt roads – and it may be hot weather. And all the time you're going to be towing around several thousand extra pounds.

That all adds up a lot of severe strain on your engine, brakes and transmission. Your transmission's going to be working overtime, spending more time in lower gears. The internal transmission temperature is going to be much higher than normal. What's a fun little blast to the lake for you is really severe duty for your transmission.

It's important that you have enough transmission fluid. If you're running low, the transmission will run to hot and won't have the protection it needs to cope with the added stress of towing.

And if it's time for a transmission service, you really should have it done at DEERFIELD TIRE CO before your trip. Transmission fluid breaks down and gets dirty over time. Whether you have an automatic or manual transmission, you need to have it serviced on schedule to make sure it runs efficiently.

Automatic transmissions contain a maze of passages that the fluid has to pass through to keep it shifting smoothly. If you neglect transmission service, the passages can get clogged up and you start to have problems. Neglect your transmission for too long, and it can fail. Believe us – you don't want to pay for a major transmission repair.

You know, most of us do a lot of our driving under severe conditions. Towing or hauling a big load is obvious, but there are lots of other things that constitute severe driving conditions. Things like short trips or driving in very hot or very cold weather. Also, dusty roads, city driving around town, and basically any driving that's not at highway speeds or under ideal conditions is severe driving. We all need to think about whether or not we need to follow the severe service schedule for our car.

So, consider coming in for our full service oil change before you leave for the lake to make sure everything has been looked at. Ask for our free trip inspection while you're at it. Our ASE certified service technicians at DEERFIELD TIRE CO can check your fluids, tires, belts and hoses and let you know if your brakes are in good shape.

Have Fun!!

And don't forget the sunscreen!! 

Deerfield Tire Co.

120 N. Waukegan rd

Deerfield Illinois 60015

847-945-9550

Deerfieldtireco.com

 

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Do movers do disposals August 31, 2012 at 12:40 PM
Nice post before moving from the place one has to check all the things you have mentioned. Taking this little care will help us through out our journey.

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