How to Prepare Your Car for Summer

 
Summer is undoubtedly everyone's favorite season of the year. The sunny weather provides families with the opportunity to travel and engage in their favorite outdoor destination. However, the heat, dust and low humidity can come with its fair share of frustrations. When this combination of elements takes a toll on your car, it may cause mechanical failure and endanger your life and the lives of your loved ones. Therefore, it is always important that you prep your car to weather the summer heat. Read on to find some tips on how prepare your car for summer.

Change your Oil and Fluids for the Season

Some areas have colder winters than others and others have hotter summers than others. If that is your case, it is important that you change your oil to one with a higher viscosity. Oils with higher viscosity will improve the performance of your car. Finally, check the coolant to ensure that it is clean and bright. Also, ensure that the coolant has an equal ratio of water and coolant and filled up to the approved level.

Inspect the Wiper Blades

The wiper blades have been working tirelessly all through winter. Therefore, it is important that they are checked to ensure that they effectively clean the windshield. Besides, you will need them for when the rains come. In addition, you should check where the wiper fluid pump is working correctly. Also, make sure that you refill the wiper fluid reservoir.

Check Tire Inflation

Before summer begins, it is important that you inspect your tires to ensure that they are at the appropriate level of inflation. This should also be repeated every month as summer heat tends to exaggerate both over-inflation and under-inflation through thermal expansion. In case of under-inflation, your tires wear out quickly. On the other hand, over-inflation increases your tires susceptibility to blowing out. Thus, it is critical to ensure that your tires are filled to the manufacturer's recommended inflation.

Ensure the Health of Your Engine

To ensure that your car performs optimally during the summer, do not forget to check your engine. As summer begins, ensure that filters are changes. This will ensure that they operate correctly even as they collect dust that is inevitable during the summer. New filter will prevent clogging which ca restrict airflow to the engine and cause a decline in performance. Also, ensure that you maintain a full tank throughout the season. This will help to protect our car from problems that arise from running on fumes, e.g. the accumulation of particles that may later affect the integrity of your engine.

Prepping your car for summer can be a DIY job or be done by experts. If you want to save time and energy and have peace of mind knowing that your car is ready for summer, head out to Carlock CDJR of Tuscaloosa. Carlock CDJR of Tuscaloosa will ensure that all the parts of your car are checked and readied for summer so you can head for that road trip without worrying about mechanical failures.

Call our dealership today to schedule car maintenance to prepare your car for summer.
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