Summer Maintenance Tips  
 

Most people enjoy spending time on road trips and day trips in the summer because of how easy it is to drive in warm, dry weather. This makes it safer to get around without worrying about encountering any storms or harsh weather conditions. However, it's important to get your car in tip-top shape to ensure it's reliable throughout the season. Our dealership in Scottsdale can help you get the right maintenance tasks performed before exploring new settings.

Change the Oil

Changing the oil under the car’s hood is essential to ensure your engine has longevity and doesn't break down. Replace the oil to ensure it's clean and flows well throughout the engine. This will also make it operate better in hot weather conditions and climates. You can also hire a mechanic to replace the oil filter.

Rotate the Tires

Rotating the tires on your car will help the tread to wear evenly to ensure all four tires last as long. Take a close look at the tread on the tires to determine if they'll have enough traction on wet roads. Most tires last up to 50,000 miles before they need to be replaced. This step also requires checking the tire pressure to ensure there's enough air. The hot climate can cause the tire pressure to go down, making it necessary to inflate them before long-distance driving.

Top off the Fluids

Without enough fluid, you can expect many issues to develop under the hood of your car. Add more coolant before the summer season to ensure the engine stays cool and doesn't get too hot as it's in use, which can make it overheat. You'll also want to check on your steering and transmission fluid levels. The wiper fluid can also be topped off to ensure you can clear off your windshield of dust, dirt, and grime. This will help you to see clearly through the windshield and stay safer on the road.

Test Your Battery

Test your car battery to determine if it has much life left to keep your vehicle powered on the open road. The battery should be replaced around three to four years. It also needs to be replaced if you notice any signs of rust having formed on the different parts.

Reach out to our service department to schedule summer maintenance for your vehicle to ensure it's reliable for your upcoming travels.