If you want your car to perform at its best this summer, it’s a good idea to perform a few seasonal checkups and services. These summer service tips will get your vehicle on track for peak performance in hot weather.
Check the Battery
Extreme weather — hot or cold — is hard on car batteries, so now is a good time to have the battery in your car checked. Even if it does not need to be replaced, take the time to ensure it’s mounted securely and that there’s no corrosion on the terminals.
Check the Coolant
Coolant works with the radiator to help keep your car’s engine cool, which is especially important in the hot summer weather. In order to work properly, coolant needs to be flushed periodically. If it’s been a while since your car’s coolant was flushed, you should schedule a service appointment to get this taken care of as soon as possible.
Inspect the Tires
As the pavement heats up, under-inflated or over-inflated tires are at a greater risk of blowing. Check each tire on your car to be sure it’s inflated to the correct PSI. While you’re there, look at the tread and check for any signs of wear, like bulges or tears.
Get an Oil Change
Oil changes are very important and keep your vehicle’s engine and parts lubricated. Without oil changes, the engine oil becomes dirty and does not work efficiently. You should reference your owner’s manual to determine when your vehicle needs an oil change. Typically, the start of every season times out with when it needs this service.
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