Everyone looks forward to the beginning of summer; the warm weather, evening barbecues and frequent outdoor activities promise to put the doldrums of winter behind us for months on end. But some of the best things about summer, hot days and loads of sunshine, can create some of the worst conditions for your car. Make sure to take the following precautions to help your car cope with the inevitable heat of summer.
- Check Your Coolant – Most people are so used to calling the stuff in their radiator, “anti-freeze,” that they may not even know that it also anti-boil. The boiling point of antifreeze, sometimes called coolant, is higher than water’s boiling point of 212 degrees Fahrenheit. If your coolant boils it turns ...[more]
At St Lucie Battery & Tire, we know that everyone is trying to get a few more miles out of their vehicles and make their auto repair dollars go a little farther. Every spring, automotive maintenance comes to the front and center since April is National Car Care Month! The folks at the Car Care Council would like to remind you of a few things to take note of for National Car Care Month…things that may just help keep your car on the road and running right a little bit longer!
Tires: It’s easy to take your tires for granted, but it’s also a big mistake. Check your tires regularly for signs of excess wear and remember that front tires that are worn on the inside or outside edge most likely mean an alignment pr ...[more]
Summer is here and it's time to get your boat off the trailer and start enjoying the water. Before you start cutting a trough and making a wake, follow these simple tips from St. Lucie Battery and Tire to make sure your boat is seaworthy.
Check the battery type - Marine batteries are called deep cycle batteries and are designed specifically for low current output over long periods without completely discharging. This is important when you need to start up after sitting at anchor running your accessories. Make sure you have a marine battery in your boat. If you need a replacement St. Lucie Battery and Tire keeps most applications in stock.
Check battery condition - Off season storage can weaken your battery and allows plent ...[more]