What Are the Best Summer Vehicle Maintenance Tips?

You might be excited about your upcoming summer vacation, but you need to make sure your car is ready for the journey. At Herrin-Gear Chevrolet, we have seen far too many drivers who wait until something is wrong with their car to address it. Instead, it is better to be proactive, and that means investing in some routine maintenance this summer. It would be our pleasure to help you take care of your car, and we have one of the best service centers in the local area. Look at a few of the most important summer vehicle maintenance tips you need to follow and give us a call to schedule an appointment.

Ensure You Have Working Wipers

Your windshield wipers were probably very active during the spring, so you need to make sure they have not gotten worn out. At Herrin-Gear Chevrolet, we can make sure your windshield wipers are working, ensuring that they do not leave any streets behind as they move back and forth. We might be able to provide you with special windshield wipers that have been specifically designed to wick away moisture. Do not forget to ask us for solutions for your windshield that can cause the water to bead up and make it easier to see.

Get Your Car Detailed

When was the last time you got your car detailed? If there is an unusual smell that you cannot quite place, it is a sign that you need to get your car detailed this summer. Your car is going to be exposed to a tremendous amount of summer heat, and if you have food particles, dirt, or grime, it can turn into a musky odor very quickly. We also encourage you to use a sunshade to keep the sun off your interior. This can prevent the sharp colors you have from fading.

Check the Battery

You should make sure that your battery can still hold a charge. When you turn the key, your battery is responsible for getting your car started. There is a chance that your battery might be at the end of its life, and the extra stress of the summer heat could cause it to burn out. You should expect to get between 3 and 5 years of use out of your battery, but if it is reaching the end of its life, we can help you find a new battery before it dies.

Change Your Oil

It might also be time for you to change your oil. The extra summer heat could cause your car’s engine to overheat quickly, and you don’t want to put this type of stress on your vehicle. In general, you need to change your oil at least once per year or every 10,000 miles, and we can help you find the right motor oil for your engine. Give us a call to schedule an appointment with our team and let us help you find the best oil for your car.

Inspect the AC

You and your passengers deserve to have reliable access to air conditioning, and we can inspect your air conditioner to make sure it is still working accordingly. For example, your compressor might need a bit of attention, or perhaps the condenser is a bit funky. If the coolant is a bit low, we can replace that for you as well. Make sure you have a consistent source of AC this summer and schedule an appointment with us today.

Call Herrin-Gear Chevrolet to Make an Appointment

While it may sound like there is a lot to do to get your car ready for the summer, this is not something you are expected to tackle on your own. At Herrin-Gear Chevrolet, we have one of the largest service centers in the local area, and our staff has a tremendous amount of training and experience. We will use every resource at our disposal to make sure your car is ready for the summer, so give us a call today to schedule an appointment with a member of our team. We would love to help you with all your summer maintenance needs.

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