The Right Way to the BEACH (or Anywhere Else) This Summer

The Right Way to the BEACH (or Anywhere Else) This Summer


Road Trip The Right Way with Jack Williams Tire Summer.It felt like we were never going to get there between the March snow and the raw April temperatures. But, we’ve made it! Well, almost.

Summer doesn’t technically start ‘til June 21, but just a few weeks ago, on Memorial Day, we entered the “unofficial” start to the season.

School is almost out, “Summer Fridays” are back in rotation, BBQs are the new oven, air temperature doesn’t go below 70 during the day, and the water temperature is back to being bearable which means trips to the mountains, the lake and beach (or anywhere else) are more frequent. Not a necessarily a water person? Summer still means more time outdoors versus staring at a television or iPad.

There are tons of interesting places to travel to in the Keystone state. Wherever you are headed, whether it be a visit a major city like Pittsburgh or Philadelphia, a hidden gem of a bed and breakfast, a national or amusement park or you are that beach bum, road trip the right way, the Williams Way.

Brenden McCormick, Jack Williams Service Training Manager, of Jack Williams Tire has a few reminders and tips to ensure safe travel to and from your summer vacation:

Batteries. #DYK that dead batteries are one of the most common reasons for breakdowns? And probably the last thing you’d want to have happen on your ride to that fantastic summer vacation you have been planning for months. The typical lifespan of a battery is three to five years. Not only should you have them tested before you make a long trip, but especially at the three-year mark.

Engine. The heat puts major stress on your engine. Make sure the cooling system is ready. Through 6/30/18 you can even receive $10 off your next cooling system flush at Jack Williams.

Air pressure. The chance for a blowout increases with rising temps and hot pavement. Check your tires’ inflation, tread depth and condition. This goes for not only this time of year, but at the start of every season.

Cooling. Your vehicles cabin air filter helps to trap pollen, bacteria, dust and exhaust gases that may find their way into your vehicle’s air conditioning and heating and ventilation systems. The filter also prevents leaves, bugs and other debris from entering the heating, ventilating and air-conditioning system. You should always replace your cabin air filter every 12,000 to 15,000 miles. When you get a clean air filter you can increase your miles per gallon and save money, money that can be used to for a vacation upgrade.

Headlights, break lights, turn signals, emergency flashes, windshield wiper fluid, transmission and power steering – we will check it all.

No matter what you need for your car—from tires and inspections, to oil changes and brakes, there’s one name you can trust to do it right and that is Jack Williams. Because doing things the right way is just the Williams Way.

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May 14, 2018
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