When a car needs maintenance, you know what to do

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) requires vehicles to be maintained every year with at least four regular scheduled maintenance intervals.

There are other times when you might want to skip the maintenance altogether, like during the hot summer months when cars are out of commission and the weather gets really bad.

The most common reasons for missed maintenance include: There’s a problem with your vehicle’s air conditioning system.

Your car doesn’t start at all, but instead is still in a standing idle state.

A car overheats.

The temperature in the car is higher than normal.

There are any of a number of other things that may be affecting the quality of the car’s operation.

For more, check out these tips for car maintenance.