If you are a fan of summer road trips or simply enjoy getting sun-drenched in the summer, you may consider putting your car first. Proper car maintenance ahead of the summer's high temperatures and surprise rain showers is necessary to ensure your car is safe on the road. Follow these tips to avoid any unnecessary breakdowns this summer:
Monitor Tire Pressure
When exposed to high levels of heat, vehicle tires can expand. To prevent wear and tear on your tires, it is important that you make adjustments to your tires. You should follow your automaker’s recommendations.
Top Off On Fluids
Your car runs with various fluids, including the power steering fluid, transmission fluid, windshield wiper fluid, and coolant. Make sure these are topped off, clean, and not leaking.
Changing your Oil and Oil Filter
Additionally, regularly inspecting your engine's oil level is a good idea since your engine will be running hot. If it has been a while since your last oil service, we recommend getting one before the summer to meet higher demands.
Make Sure the AC is Working
Another thing you need to stay comfortable this summer is working car air conditioning. Feel free to ask us to inspect the vehicle's air conditioner. A technician may recommend an A/C recharge or replace the belt.
Some other components that may require service are your battery, radiator, and windshield wiper blades. If you need help summerizing your vehicle, please do not hesitate to call or stop by Fuller’s Automotive today.