What Kind of Maintenance Does My Car Need for the Summer?

As a vehicle owner, you should prepare your car, SUV, or truck to make sure it can handle all types of weather conditions. As we head into the summer, you need to make sure your car is fit to beat the heat. Otherwise, your car can suffer from wear and tear. The problem with most car issues in the summer stems from the heat. Because of it, the engine has to work extra hard and other parts can break down too.

 

With that in mind, here are some maintenance items your car may need before the summer:

Measure Tire Pressure

Heat can make the air in your tires expand. As a result, your tires can become over-inflated, which makes them more susceptible to wear and tear and even blow. Please remember to measure and adjust your tire pressure.

Change Your Oil and Filter

Motor oil keeps your engine properly lubricated, and the oil filter makes sure the fluid doesn’t get contaminated. For a powerful and healthy running engine, please keep up with your oil services.

Test the A/C system

We recommend checking to see if your A/C works at the start of summer. You should make sure there isn’t any unusual noise and odors coming from the system. For the ultimate comfortability, you will need a good A/C system in your car.

Check the Battery

It is important that your car battery terminals stay clean and free of corrosion to maintain a proper charge. The battery can experience the most wear and tear during the summer.

Inspect Hoses and Belts

Your vehicle hoses should have no cracks, and the belts should not be too loose or tight. 

 

If you need help checking some of these items off, please bring your car to Custom Wrenches today. Feel free to give us a call or schedule an appointment using our online form.