With summertime just around the corner, many of us here in the greater Bossier City, LA area are planning our summertime adventures. Now, travel is going to be a bit different with the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, but there's still plenty of ways to get out and still stay safe, like hiking, cycling, and even boating. However, if your car isn't in good shape before you head out, you could wind up in some serious and costly trouble. That's why the team here at the Orr Kia of Bossier City service center have compiled a short list of things you should check up on before you head out for summer travels.

Top 5 Things To Do Before Your Summer Travels

  1. Get your tires changed over and checked over! The last thing you want is to start a summer road trip on tires that are practically bald, as that can increase the risk of a puncture or blowout. In fact, for some models like the new Kia Stinger, you might even want to get a set of summer performance tires for greater on-road dynamism.
  2. Have your car's battery tested! You may not know it, but extreme temperatures, be it excess summer heat or extreme cold, can adversely affect your car's battery. That's why you should have your Kia car's battery tested at our Bossier City, LA Kia service center before you set out on a road trip.
  3. Get your windshield wiper's replaced! Sudden summer rain showers are frequent here in Louisiana, so having a fresh set of windshield wipers is essential if you're going to spend a lot of time traveling this summer. Fortunately, with our competitively priced selection of genuine OEM Kia parts and accessories, finding a fresh set of windshield wipers is easy when you shop with us.
  4. Have your HVAC air filter replaced! Summertime drives mean making use you’re your car's A/C system quite a bit, and if its air filter is dirty, that can result in decreased air flow and odd odors. Luckily, with our competitive service specials here in Orr Kia of Bossier City, it's easy and affordable to get your HVAC system air filter serviced before head out for summer adventures.
  5. Make sure you're topped up on all essential fluids! Whether it's your routine oil change or ensuring you're topped up on coolant, brake fluid, and transmission fluid, it's always a good idea to check in with our service center team before you set off on a long-distance drive.

Want some other car care tips for summertime travel? Get in touch with the team here at Orr Kia of Bossier City today.

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