Take the best care of your car as the weather starts to heat up by following these simple summer car maintenance tips.
If it seems like every season brings its own set of worries for your tires, that’s because tires are particularly susceptible to the natural elements. In extreme heat, the air inside the tires will expand, which affects the tire pressure. When you stop at the gas station, make a point to check the tire pressure with a pressure gauge to avoid blowouts. Additionally, if you’re putting heavy miles on your tires this summer, be sure to keep an eye on the tread and don’t delay to replace them if you notice wear.
The most important fluid to keep an eye on this summer is antifreeze, otherwise known as “engine coolant.” Coolant moderates the engine’s temperature and prevents it from overheating. If you will be driving in high temperatures for long distances, be sure to check the antifreeze level before you hit the road.
No one wants to arrive at the barbeque already sticky with sweat because the air conditioning is out in the car. If you’ve noticed the air conditioning isn’t functioning properly, avoid pit stains by making a pit stop by JAB Automotive’s helpful service center to have your vehicle’s air conditioning system checked out.
Hoses and Belts
When the temperature goes through the roof, the sensitive hoses and belts inside your vehicle are at risk of cracking or snapping. Checking the hoses and belts yourself is a complicated process, so bring your car to a professional mechanic for an inspection.
As you take care of your car this summer, bring it in to JAB Automotive to make sure you can drive to your summer destination safely without problems.