The cold temperatures and snowy conditions of winter take a toll on your vehicle. By the time summer rolls around, not only could your vehicle be damaged from the winter, but it could also face new issues, thanks to summer heat. That’s why routine summer vehicle maintenance is an absolute must. Between rising temperatures and variable weather conditions, summer can do a number on your vehicle’s overall health if you don’t take care of it. Here are some vehicle maintenance tips that can help you protect your vehicle in the summer.
Check your coolant
As the name implies, coolant is necessary for keeping your vehicle cool and protecting against overheating. This summer, be sure to routinely check on your vehicle’s coolant fluid reservoir to make sure you have enough, and inspect the coolant hoses for leaks periodically.
Replace your wipers
Pop up showers are common in the summer, so it’s important to keep your vehicle’s windshield wipers in good shape. If your vehicle’s wipers are bent, cracked or just not working very well, replace them now for a relatively inexpensive cost.
Inspect your air conditioning
While a failing AC system isn’t much of an issue in winter, it can be quite a problem in the summer heat. If your vehicle’s AC system seems weak, you might have a leak that you should get checked out in a service department.
Measure your tires
You should be routinely checking on your tires year round for proper inflation and the occasional nail stuck in your tire tread. While you’re at it, measure your tread depth to make sure your tires can have enough traction for different road conditions.
Test your battery
It’s important to test your vehicle’s battery as summer gets under way so you can avoid a breakdown on the road. If you’ve had your battery for a while, it may be due for a replacement.
We at Clarksburg Mitsubishi hope you have a fun and safe summer. Stop by our service department when you’re ready for routine maintenance and repairs.