1. Check all fluids: It is necessary to have all fluids filled for the vehicle to run properly. For example) If oil changes are not properly or routinely done, the engine would not be adequately lubricated. This can cause friction, which could lead to a break down.

2. Check tires: Tires without enough tread will not grip the road, meaning you may have issues with stopping quickly, especially when bad weather is concerned, there will not be enough traction. Tire inflation is also very important. When tires are under-inflated, this can lead to poor gas mileage. If tires are over-inflated, there is a chance of them blowing and there being a loss of control.

3. Inspect steering and suspension systems: Improper handling can result from suspension problems such as broken tie rods. Loose suspension parts can throw off the steering of the vehicle as well. 

4. Inspect brakes: Brakes are one of the most obvious. Maintaining proper braking distance is important for you safety, as well as the safety of others. 

5. Check battery and electrical systems: Make sure the battery has enough volts and amps. Also, check the electrical system to make sure it is charging and maintaining the battery properly.

6. Check belts and hoses: Belts can crack, which can result in certain systems losing power. Hoses can break down and develop splits, which can lead to leaks. Hoses and Belts should be changed every 3-5 years. 

7. Check wipers and lighting: It is imperative to be able to see properly. Wipers and lights that are in poor condition, lead to obstructed views. 

8. Overall performance check: Make sure you note any odd noises or poor handling and bring it in as soon as you can.

9. Inspect HVAC system: Maintain defrost system for visibility and ensure the heat and air conditioning are functioning properly for driver and passenger comfort. 

10. Wash and clean the vehicle: Removing salt from the undercarriage helps prevent corrosion. 


Burdick Warehouse

5885 East Circle Drive
Directions Cicero, NY 13039

  • Sales: 315-458-8447

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  • Monday 7:30AM-7:00PM
  • Tuesday 7:30AM-7:00PM
  • Wednesday 7:30AM-7:00PM
  • Thursday 7:30AM-7:00PM
  • Friday 7:30AM-6:00PM
  • Saturday 8am - 4pm
  • Sunday Closed