3. Compensate for a heavy load.
If you are towing a boat or trailer, or hauling an excessive number of passengers or luggage, adjustments may be in order. The RK Scion Service Department recommends that you consult your owner’s manual on how to compensate for extra heavy loads. If you own a high-riding sport utility vehicle or minivan, avoid using a roof cargo carrier, which raises the center of gravity and increases the risk of a rollover.
Address these basic maintenance check points even if you’re not planning any out-of-town trips. You’ll reduce the risk of a road-side emergency, save time and money, and ultimately make your summer more enjoyable.
Go back to RK Auto Group Summer Maintenance Check Points 1-3.
Tom Kline is Controller of RK Auto Group (RK Buick, RK Chevrolet, RK Subaru, RK Scion, and RK Toyota). RK Chevrolet is the recipient of Chevrolet Motor Division’s coveted Service Supremacy Award four years in a row. This is an award which less than 400 of the nation's 5,000 Chevrolet dealers have won. RK Auto Group has been included in the Ward’s Auto list of top 500 U.S. car dealers, and has received the prestigious "Genuine Leaders Award" for excellence in sales, service, and customer satisfaction. The dedication of each employee at RK Chevrolet, RK Buick, RK Subaru, RK Scion and RK Toyota made these awards possible.