Summer Car Tips
Our Summer Heat Car Tips
During the hot summer months, your car spends most of the day parked out in sunlight. Your vehicle needs to be cared for being in the summer heat. Here is our Summer Car Tips!
In addition we have a printable Summer Car Maintenance Checklist for download!
Check Your Vehicle
The first thing to remember checking over your suspension and brakes can help spot future repairs. Plus, your car was working overtime during the winter. It is good to catch repairs early on.
De-Winterize Your Car
Especially remove your snow tires, check all vital fluid level and recharge or replace your battery.
Check Your Summer Tires
Tire pressure changes alongside rising temperatures. Review your vehicle’s owners manual to see where your tire pressure should be.
Change Oil and Filter
Oil ensures that your engine parts run clean, smooth and fresh. By all means, be sure to check your oil regularly to make sure your vehicles are always running smoothly.
Replace Windshield Wipers
Replace your wipes if they are leaving visible streaks or taking several attempts to clear away the light mist. When replacing the wiper blade, its better to replace the whole module, not only but also the rubber parts.
Maintain Your Summer Air
If you air conditioner cant generate or maintain a temperature that is below 10 degrees Celsius there might be a problem.
Remove Salt From The Exterior
Start with rinsing your car thoroughly with a hose or pressure washer. Then, mix equal parts water and vinegar in a bucket and apply this mixture to the salt stains with a soft brush or a sponge. Rinse when you’re finished.
Remove Salt From The Interior
Vacuum as much salt as possible. Then mix a small amount of carpet shampoo with warm water, apply with a soft cloth. Don’t wipe it up right away; allow the mixture to sit. Also, don’t forget to wax.
Summer Heat Protection
The heat from the summer air, vibrations can lead to battery failures. Make sure your battery is securely mounted and make sure your battery is clean of corrosion.
Your Engine In The Summer
Engines come with their own cooling system. However, it does require maintenance. Bring your vehicle in to have your engine flushes, and we will make sure your coolant level is correct. We will also check for any other signs of damage. Additionally, check all of your fluids regularly and top them up as needed.
Underinflated tires can overheat and blowout. It is crucial to keep your tires at the proper pressure all year round.
Air conditioning is a lifesaver in the summer. It also helps your vehicle from overheating. Your cars may need an A/C recharge before the summer heat starts – book an appointment today.