Summer Car Maintenance Tips
Between the climbing temperatures and increasingly unpredictable weather, summer presents a unique set of potential hazards for your vehicle. Because of this, it’s important to stay consider these summer car maintenance tips in order to keep your vehicle in great shape throughout the warmer months.
As the only points of contact between your vehicle and the road, it’s hard to overstress the importance of healthy tires. This summer, routinely monitor tire pressure and alignment and keep an eye on the tread. If any of your tires look particularly worn out, it’s often a good idea to replace the whole set before they become a safety concern.
Like your vehicle’s tires, windshield wipers can really take a beating over the course of a year. As summer gets underway, check out your windshield wipers and make sure they are not bent, damaged, or simply worn out. If they are, replace them now before they do more harm than good.
During the hottest days of the year, it’s important to make sure you’re engine stays cool. Monitor your vehicle’s coolant fluid level throughout the summer and also check up on the coolant hoses at least once to make sure there are no harmful leaks.
Wash and Wax
Finally, hit the car wash! Washing and waxing your vehicle’s exterior is an excellent way to protect against things like rust damage any other corrosion that can damage crucial vehicle systems and harm your car’s resale value, too.
If your vehicle needs any attention during the summer months, visit our service department at Hiley Volkswagen of Arlington.