How to Prepare Your Vehicle for the Summer Months

Summer is a wonderful time to take out our vehicles for some fun in the sun. Driving our cars in the warmer weather can begin take a toll on the health of our vehicles, especially when going on long drives and road trips. If you intend to keep your vehicle reliable this summer, be sure to have your vehicle inspected and prepared for the heat. 

Here are some of the ways in which you can prepare your vehicle for the summer months: 

  • Check that your car A/C is working properly. If it has been a while since your A/C has been checked, be sure to have it looked at by one of our expert mechanics here at Service First Automotive Centers. Getting stuck driving in the summer heat without a working A/C system can be unbearable. 
     
  • Bring your vehicle into Service First Automotive Centers and have the cooling system inspected. The cooling system helps protect your engine from overheating, and this system needs to be in top working condition with fluids in good shape to avoid breakdowns and engine trouble.
     
  • Make sure your engine oil has been replaced on time and that you aren’t due for an oil change during your trip or long drive. If so, have it completed before you leave. 
     
  • Check that your windshield wipers are in working condition and that you have ample windshield wiper solvent to clean your windshield when needed to be able to see clearly. 
     
  • Ensure that your car's tires are properly inflated, aligned, balanced, and be in good condition with plenty of tread. 
     
  • Get your brakes inspected before summer driving, especially if you will be driving in traffic heavy areas. 
     
  • Have your battery inspected to make sure it will last you throughout the summer, since they tend to wear faster in hot weather.

Before you begin your summer driving, be sure to have your vehicle inspected here at Service First Automotive Centers. We want to make sure that your vehicle remains reliable no matter where you go this summer and that you and your family stay safe on the road.

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