Just taking a walk outside shouts summer is here! However, the first official day of summer does not arrive until later this month on June 20th. In preparation for the summer season, Eurasian Auto Repair has gathered some summer car care tips to keep your car in tip-top shape for the summer.
Air Condition: Number one on the list for many is ensuring their car’s AC is working at optimal performance. With summer days commonly reaching the 100’s, there is no doubt that having a working air condition is a necessity. If your vehicle’s air-condition system is not working to par there is a greater chance that the system can fail in the hot weather. Have your car’s AC system inspected as soon as possible to avoid turning your vehicle into your own personal sauna for the summer.
Cooling System: Keeping your vehicle cool in the hot summer months is also a high priority. One of the common causes of breaking down during the summer months is a vehicle overheating. It is important to have the level, condition, and concentration of your coolant checked periodically. If you are a do-it-yourselfer never remove the cap to the radiator until the engine is completely cooled down. The condition of the drive belts, hoses and clamps should be inspected by a professional.
Tires: Ensuring your tires are in good condition and properly inflated is important for your vehicle. You want to check the condition of your tires by inspecting the treadwear and looking for any dry rot. You will also want to check the pressure of your tires regularly. The best time to check your tire pressure is first thing in the morning before you do any driving. If you have any concerns about your tires have them inspected by a professional.
Battery: Batteries can go bad during all times of the year. However, extreme heat can take a toll on your battery during the summer. To make sure you won’t get stranded have your battery and charging system checked by a professional.
Does your vehicle need a summer care inspection? Give us a call at (210)490-6552 to book your appointment today!