Summer Car Care Tips
As the weather gets even hotter during the summer months, you’ll want to think about taking extra precautions with your car. Here are some simple summer car care tips.
No, not just you – your engine, too. Make sure your engine doesn’t overheat by checking the coolant system. Be wary of any “check engine” lights that flash on your dashboard.
Maintain Tire Pressure
When it gets hot out, the roads get hotter, too. If your tires aren’t properly inflated, their friction against the road can cause a blowout. Be sure to check their PSI regularly to prevent this.
Get Oil Changed
A good rule of thumb is to change your oil about every 5,000 miles, but it doesn’t hurt to do it right before the summer heat hits. Changing both your oil and your oil filter will help keep your engine running smoothly.
Check Your Battery
While many people associate cold weather with dead batteries, it can happen in the summer, too. The heat of the summer can actually cause a fluid loss in your battery’s components, so be sure to check it throughout the summer to ensure it’ll get you going.
You need to stay hydrated in the summer, and so does your car! Check your car’s various fluid levels, including transmission fluid, power steering, and wiper fluid.
If your vehicle needs an even more thorough check, be sure to bring it to Crown Kia of Tyler in Tyler, TX this summer.