Summer Service TipsMay 31th, 2018
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Summer Service Tips
Summer is here and that means road trips, days at the lake and adventures. It also means it’s time to start getting your vehicle ready for the warm weather. Winter can take a toll on your ride. Making sure everything is working efficiently before the heat hits will help keep your vehicle running for years to come. Here are some service tips to get your vehicle ready for summer.
Check Your Fluids
You should have your fluids checked several times a year and have them flushed/replaced as recommended by your vehicle manual. Check your power steering, transmission, brake, and windshield washer fluids and top them up as needed. If your fluids are particularly low it could mean you have a leak.
Change Your Oil and Oil Filter
This is one of the easiest ways to ensure your vehicle runs efficiently for a long time. Follow the guidelines in your vehicle manual for the recommended oil and oil filter change intervals. If left for too long, dirty oil can severely damage your engine and cause it to overheat. This is exasperated in the warm weather so summer is a perfect time to give your engine a refresh with some new oil and a fresh filter.
Replace Your Wiper Blades
You might not think it’s important to have fresh wiper blades for summer. That is until you encounter your first flash-rainstorm. Don’t wait till it happens to make the change. It’s a simple and inexpensive replacement that’ll save you a massive headache down the road.
Fix Your Windshield
This is an important one, especially after winter. Most cities use sand or rocks on the roads during the winter to help with ice and snow buildup. This increases the chances of getting a giant rock to the windshield and eventual cracking. Making sure your windshield is clear improves your vision and overall safety, too.
Check Your Tires
Just like we recommend winter tires for the colder months we also recommend all-seasons or summer tires for the heat. Winter tires were designed to be more flexible and to dig into snowy surfaces. They also have 2-3 times the amount of tread that a summer tire has, meaning slowing down in the summer can be more difficult. Remember to also check the tread on all your tears to make sure there is no uneven wear or cuts in the walls.
Check Your Lighting
This is an easy one to check. A quick flash of the forward and rear lights will tell you if one is out. Driving with a burnt out light can mislead other drivers about what your intentions on the road are and can cause a serious accident.
Check Your Belts
Your belts may become hardened or damaged over the winter due to the cold temperatures. When it starts getting warm outside be sure to do a quick visual check of all your belts to ensure none or leaking, cracked or blistering. If one of your belts needs replacing we recommend replacing the tensioner and pulley as well so your new belt doesn’t slip.