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Thursday, June 6, 2024

Summer Car Care Maintenance Tips


Summer is a great time to enjoy road trips and take advantage of the warmer weather. To ensure that your car performs optimally during the summer months, here are some essential car care maintenance tips:

Check and replace fluids: Start by checking and topping up essential fluids such as engine oil, coolant, brake fluid, and windshield washer fluid. High temperatures can cause fluids to evaporate more quickly, so it's important to maintain the proper levels.

Inspect the cooling system: Ensure that your car's cooling system is in good condition to prevent overheating. Check the radiator, hoses, and coolant levels. If necessary, flush and refill the cooling system or have a professional mechanic do it for you.

Check the tires: Hot pavement and long road trips can take a toll on your tires. Inspect the tire pressure, tread depth, and overall condition regularly. Properly inflated tires not only improve safety but also help with fuel efficiency.

Replace worn-out wiper blades: Summer rain showers can be unexpected, and you'll want your wiper blades to be in good condition for clear visibility. If your wiper blades leave streaks or show signs of wear, replace them.


Test the battery: Extreme temperatures can put additional strain on your car's battery. Inspect the battery for corrosion, ensure the terminals are clean, and check the charge. If your battery is old or weak, consider getting it tested and, if necessary, replaced.


Clean and wax your car: Summer is a great time to give your car a thorough wash and wax. This not only improves its appearance but also protects the paint from sun damage. Be sure to clean the undercarriage to remove any built-up grime or salt residue from winter driving.

    Check the air conditioning system: Stay cool during your summer drives by inspecting and servicing your car's air conditioning system. Ensure that the system is blowing cold air and that the refrigerant levels are adequate. If there are any issues, have a professional technician diagnose and repair them.

 Inspect and replace filters: Clean or replace the engine air filter, cabin air filter, and fuel filter as needed. Clogged filters can reduce performance and fuel efficiency.

  Test all lights: Ensure that all exterior lights, including headlights, taillights, turn signals, and brake lights, are working properly. Replace any bulbs that are burnt out or dim.

  Maintain a summer emergency kit: Prepare a summer-specific emergency kit for your car, including items like sunscreen, extra water, a first aid kit, and emergency supplies in case of a breakdown or accident.

We hope you enjoyed this Tips moment!

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