Posts Tagged ‘summer’

Maintenance Tips Before Your Summer Road Trip

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

Summer is here and families are ready to hit the road and take a much-needed vacation. Make sure your car is ready for the journey by preventing any unexpected mishaps while you’re out of town.

The easiest way to stay prepared is to visit one of our professionals at Hassett and let a mechanic perform a full safety inspection on your vehicle about a week before your trip. Waiting till the last minute to get your car inspected is not good because if something comes up wrong, it could take a few days to get fixed. You do not want last minute auto repairs throwing a wrench in your vacation plans, forcing you to delay your trip.

In a safety inspection, one of our mechanics will give a thorough check of everything from fluid levels, belts, hoses, lights, tires and brakes to make sure your car is ready to cruise the road.

Some of the qualities a safety inspection will cover include:


Summer Tailgating Tips

Friday, July 24th, 2015

July isn’t only the unofficial start of the summer tailgating season—it’s also the official beginning of National Tailgating Month! Tailgating combines family, friends, and great food—what could be better? In order to help you host the perfect tailgate, Hasset Pre-Owned has listed some of our best summer tailgating tips below.

  1. Make a Plan – Planning out your tailgate will help everything go much more smoothly. Figure out what food you want to serve, what condiments you’ll need, and how many plates and sets of silverware will keep everyone happy. A plan will make sure you’re ready when it’s almost game time.
  1. Include Team Colors – Find foods and tableware that match your favorite team’s colors. It will keep everything bright and fun while also setting a game day atmosphere.
  1. Stay Hydrated – Sure a few cold ones are great while tailgating on game day, however, it’s important to stay hydrated. No one wants to miss the game because they didn’t drink enough water.

Overall, make sure you have fun with these summer tailgating tips! That’s what tailgating is all about, after all.



How to Keep Your Car Cool

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

Keep Your Car CoolThe summer heat comes around this time every year but it seems many people just aren’t ready for it. Climbing into a hot car after a long day at work is absolutely miserable. Thankfully, there are ways to keep your car cool and cool it off faster. Some of these ways may be obvious, but others are probably new for you. If your car just refuses to cool off, you should bring it in to our Service Center for a check up.

  • Shaded Parking/Sun Shades We know, these are the most obvious options and that’s why they’re first on this list. If you’re early for work, look around for a shaded parking spot under the shadow of a tree or building. Even if it’s a little further away from where you work, the tradeoff between a slightly longer walk (good for your health) and a cooler car is worth it. If you can’t find anywhere shaded, invest in sun shades. Not only do they help keep your car cool, they also protect the interior.
  • Bottom Vents Close the top vents, open the windows, and turn the air conditioning to its maximum setting. Since heat rises, the hot air will be pushed up and out of the car. Once cooled, close the windows and switch to the upper vents.
  • Fresh Air vs Recirculation When first entering your vehicle, set the air conditioning to bring in fresh air. Recirculation is best used to keep air moving when the desired temperature has already been reached. Switch to fresh air for the first five minutes or so, then switch to recirculation to drive comfortably.