SOURCE: Fort Collins Foreign Car Service

May 15, 2013 07:00 ET

FCFCS Recommends Basic Maintenance to Prepare Your Car for Summer

FORT COLLINS, CO--(Marketwired - May 15, 2013) - Last year, Colorado had its hottest summer on record, and Coloradoans can expect the same this year. In preparation for the upcoming sweltering months, Fort Collins Foreign Car Service (FCFCS), an auto technician located in Northern Colorado, recommends vehicle owners conduct a basic, preemptive maintenance check.

A summer maintenance check would include checking the air conditioning and engine cooling systems. Charging and repairing a vehicle's air conditioning and flushing and refilling the coolant may be recommended. All of these steps are vital for keeping a car in top-condition to survive the summer heat.

"Overheating is responsible for more expensive, internal engine damage than any other cause, except for the possibility of being low on oil," said Bill Cooper, owner of FCFCS.

It's important to locate your car's temperature gauge and monitor it when taking long drives during the summer months. Each time a car overheats, it can cause damage to the engine, which can ultimately result in an expensive auto repair bill.

FCFCS offers quality auto repair on domestic vehicles, and also specializes in imported cars. They have over 40 years of experience and strive to put customers at ease by providing thorough and honest checks and repairs.

Overheating can still occur even if all precautionary steps have been taken, so Cooper recommends keeping a gallon of water in your car as well. The water can be added to the radiator, given the engine has cooled off, or to stay hydrated in the unfortunate event that you are stranded.

Call FCFCS at 970-482-4331 or visit their Web site at to schedule a preventative summer maintenance check. They will perform a meticulous inspection of your car to minimize the chances of a car overheating during the upcoming months.

Contact Information

  • Bill Cooper
    Fort Collins Foreign Car Service
    1219 Blue Spruce Drive
    Fort Collins, CO 80524