Four Star Automotive in South San Francisco is a most fortunate business - we get to provide quality truck and auto repair service to the people who live and work in the SF Bay area. How lucky you might ask? Take a peek at this picture of Baker Beach just south of the Golden Gate Bridge. This is truly one of the most beautiful places in the world and we LIVE here!
While keeping up with your car or truck maintenance may be something you’re used to, many RV owners have trouble ensuring that their RVs are properly maintained. Just like with your car or truck, taking basic steps to protect your RV from damage can help to ensure greater comfort, better performance, and fewer pricey repairs. Here are some mistakes that many RV owners make and some tips to help you avoid them.
Forgetting The Pre-Departure Checks
With the open road calling your name, it can be tempting to just toss your belongings in the cabin and start your RV on its next journey. But oftentimes, RV owners forget or fail to notice open awnings, power cords, antennas, and other accessories that aren’t properly stowed before departure. It’s also important to go over a mechanical checklist to prevent problems from arising when you’re on the road.
Not Rinsing the Black Water Tank
Your RV’s black water tank is an essential component of your comfort and hygiene system. But without properly rinsing and cleaning this tank, you may end up with clogs, odors, and damage to the tank itself. To keep sewage safely stored and contained in the tank, rinse it regularly and have it inspected by an auto repair service before your next trip.
Neglecting Tire Pressure
You may remember to ensure your tires are properly inflated, but are you checking your tires at the right time? If you check your tires immediately after driving, the air inside will be hot, causing your pressure reading to be inaccurate. Instead, wait a few hours for your tires to cool down before checking them.
Not Taking Proper Safety Precautions
Finally, many RV owners have trouble keeping up with basic safety steps such as checking for smoke, CO, gas leaks, and water safety. If you’re not sure whether your RV is experiencing these problems, bring it to an auto and truck repair service.
Four Star Automotive, Inc. specializes in all types of RV repair and maintenance services, so bring your vehicle to us in San Francisco before your next big trip. Call (650) 583-5937.
Do you like Four Star Automotive, Inc./Four Star Truck Repair?
- Closed Sunday
- 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM Monday
- 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM Tuesday
- 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM Wednesday
- 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM Thursday
- 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM Friday
- Closed Saturday