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The secret of a well-functioning, efficient vehicle is regular maintenance. That’s why we, Phillips Tyres, recommend you bring your car in for a thorough inspection at least once every six months. We have special packages in place, like summer check in Bicester, offered at attractive prices.
Changes in the season can put a severe strain on an average vehicle. Roads and weather are very different in summer compared to winter and spring, and the journeys often last a lot longer. These factors affect your car’s performance and can even induce excess wear on various car parts. A thorough summer check will prepare your vehicle for the unique driving condition, and ensure your vehicle stays as efficient as possible.
Our summer check includes –
We have a thorough and well-thought-out series of tests included in our summer inspection package. These are done to ensure your car performs optimally at all times. Let’s take a look at what we cover in a summer check in Bicester.
Engine oil and coolants – Cars require different types of engine oils to work in different weather conditions. For example, during the warm months of summer, your vehicle will work more efficiently with a high-viscosity engine oil. So, we will check whether your car has the correct engine oil or not, and if it doesn't, we will change the fluid if you want to.
We will also check its coolant level. Car engines can easily heat up in summer, especially if you are driving for a long time. Without an adequate amount of coolant, it might overheat and cause a breakdown.
Tyres – Ideally, cars should be equipped with summer tyres whenever the temperature rises above 7°C. These are made from a stronger rubber compound, capable of withstanding the additional heat. The unique design of these tyres also helps dissipate the heat while maintaining an adequate grip on the road surface. During a check, we will ensure your vehicle is using good-quality summer tyres; and if it is not, you may purchase a set from our vast stock of spare tyres.
Also, we will check all four tyres for proper tread depth and overall condition. It is illegal to drive in the UK with tyres that have less than 1.6mm tread depth in its centre 3/4th section. Any tyre must be free from damage, bulge, or cord separation larger than 25mm on its carcass.
AC and auxiliary systems – Proper air conditioning is a must-have during the summer months. Our technicians will inspect all its components carefully; looking for moulds, fungus growth, cracks, or leaks in the system. We will also run tests on the compressor to check its functionality.
Auxiliary systems like fan belts, windscreen wipers, etc. are also included in a summer check in Bicester. A thorough inspection of these components will ensure you don’t face any unwanted breakdown.
Brakes and batteries – Both the brakes and batteries of your vehicle experience a lot of strain during the summer months. So we will check the condition of both the parts during a summer check at our garage. The battery should measure more 12.6 volts or above.
Prepare your car for this summer
Bring your vehicle to Phillips Tyres and avail our summer check in Bicester to stay worry-free during the humid British summer. Call us today to schedule your appointment; we are available from Monday to Friday, 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM. We are also open on Saturdays and Sundays; from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM on Saturdays and 8 AM to 1 PM on Sundays.