Livingston Tire is the only AAA Auto Repair Center in Livingston, and they know how important it is to get your car ready for summer driving.  Car maintenance should be an important part of your driving plans.

The expert technicians at Livingston Tire will help you make sure your car is in perfect operating condition for your summer plans.

Livingston Tire knows checking your tires and tire pressure is the first important step.  If you hear a grinding sound or feel a vibration when applying the brakes, you should definitely stop in for a brake inspection to check the brake system for fluid leaks, and the pads, rotors, shoes and drums.  You need to secure and test the battery to be sure cable connections are clean and tight, and the hold down hardware is secure. Before starting your trip, make sure to top off engine oil and other fluids. Rubber wiper blades naturally deteriorate over time.  If wipers streak or fail to clear the windshield thoroughly, replace the blades. Fill the windshield washer reservoir with fluid formulated to remove insects and other debris and test to make sure the nozzles spray adequately. 

Other safety checks include inspecting and replacing any drive belts that are cracked, glazed or frayed.

Also, inspect and replace worn, brittle, bulging or excessively soft radiator hoses.  Check for leaks around hose clamps and the radiator and water pump. With the excessive heat during the summer, it is important that your AC is running cool. If you notice a decrease in cooling capacity, take the car in for a diagnosis.  In addition, have the cabin filter inspected and replaced as needed.

Livingston Tire recommends keeping a well-stocked emergency kit in your vehicle.  Include a flashlight and extra fresh batteries, a first-aid kit with supplies, drinking water, non-perishable snakes for people and pets, car battery booster cables, emergency flares or reflectors, a rain poncho, a basic tool kit, duct tape, gloves and paper towels.

Livingston Tire is an approved AAA Auto Repair Center and meets AAA’s service and customer satisfaction standards.  The owners Al and Mike and their staff of certified mechanics look forward to helping make your vehicle ready for your summer road trip.  They are located at 56 E. Northfield Road in Livingston. Call or email them for an appointment at 973-533-0101 or


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