Even if you don’t travel this summer, auto maintenance is still important to keep your vehicle in tip-top-shape. Here are tips to keep your vehicle running smoothly this summer.
According to an article at mattcastruccimazda.com, “How to Keep Your Vehicle Running Smoothly”
- “Get an oil change — Oil is essential to keep your engine running smoothly and you should have regular oil changes performed all year round. With high temperatures, summer is an especially important time to have this service done to prevent overheating due to a clogged or unlubricated engine.
- Tire maintenance — Spring and winter can cause excessive wear on tires. You will want to make sure you have your tires rotated to prevent the front tires from wearing out before the back tires, and vice versa. You will also want to check the tread and the pressure, since low tread is a sign of weak tires and low tire pressure makes tires weaker. Always keep tires filled to the appropriate pressure and replace tires if the tread is below the necessary level.
- Have your belts and hoses inspected — You can have a professional mechanic at a service center check your tires and hoses or you can do this on your own. Keep an eye out for cracks, leaks or any other signs of wear. Changes in temperature can often make worn hoses and belts worse. If you catch these issues ahead of time you can get them taken care of before they create bigger issues.
- Check your coolant– Your cooling system is essential, especially in the summertime when the weather is hot. Make sure you get your cooling system flushed regularly, usually once a years, to remove debris and any old coolant that may break down and cause bigger issues. You also will want to make sure your car always has enough coolant during extra hot days to avoid overheating. Top off the coolant as needed and carry extra with you just in case.” To read the entire article click here.