Checklist for Summer Vehicle Maintenance

Are you ready for beach visits, mountain treks, and swimming in the pool? Summer is here, but don’t forget to take care of your automobile while enjoying the sunlight. Just as the heat may have a negative effect on you if you don’t properly prepare, it can also have a negative influence on your car if you don’t properly maintain it during the summer heat.

How Do I Get My Car Ready for Summer?

Having your car ready for summer is important. You don’t want to be caught in the heat without a working AC system. Check out our tips on how to get your car ready for summer.

  • Car Cleaning

It’s summertime, after all! Your vehicle must be visually appealing. You don’t want to show up to the family barbecue covered in mud and filth. Don’t just look at the outside; inspect the tires and the inside as well! This summer, it’s all about looking nice.

  • Air Conditioning

You don’t want to be caught in bumper-to-bumper traffic in the heat and have your AC unit fail. Don’t wait until your vehicle’s cooling system fails; instead, get it examined by a professional here at Holman. It might be anything as simple as a filter or clog.

  • Tire Maintenance

Isn’t it easy to forget to check the tires? Here’s an idea: while you’re cleaning the car and tires, check the tire pressure, treads, and overall wear and tear. Is there any uneven wear on the tires? If this is the case, it is time to rotate.

  • Braking System

Do you remember the last time you got your brakes checked? One of the most crucial aspects of your automobile, yet often overlooked. It’s similar to how we breathe. Who thinks about breathing until they can’t? Don’t put it off until it’s too late; have a professional inspect your brakes the next time you get your oil changed.

  • Fluid and Oil

Before you embark on that cross-state road trip, ensure sure your oil and fluids (coolant, power steering fluid, transmission fluid, and brake fluid) are all in good working order. Check your fluids since this is your lifeblood.

  • Battery

On those scorching hot days when your air conditioner is on full blast, your car battery is working double hard to keep you cool. Check the batteries before you go so you don’t get stranded in the heat!

HEART Certified Auto Care has the answers and the people to assist you with all of your vehicle maintenance requirements. Make sure you’re well-prepared for all of your summer road travels by visiting us now for your care inspection!