Summer Vehicle Maintenance Benefits

When it comes to summer car maintenance tips, Sterling McCall Acura is here to help. As you may already know, there are lots of ways your vehicle can experience some potentially damaging wear-and-tear during these ‘dog days’. That mechanical damage can be prevented, however, by taking a few steps toward keeping your car, truck, or SUV ‘summer-proof’.

Summer-Proofing Your Car: Benefits

You’ve made your plans and charted your course for an awesome summer vacation with your family and friends. But few things can wreck your road trip plans faster than a broken-down car. And your vacation plans aren’t the only potential casualties if you choose to neglect the advantages of summer-proofing your car.

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Vehicle Maintenance Saves You Cash

Putting off car maintenance is an error all of us have made. In our rush to get on the road, we don’t take the time to ensure our vehicle is ready to roll. The next thing you know, your radiator has sprung a leak or your engine has overheated in the summer heat. Which do you think will cost you more? A gallon of coolant or a new engine?

Extend the Life of Your Car

Keeping your car maintained isn’t simply to ensure you get a less costly, problem-free road trip. In the long run, keeping your car, truck, or SUV maintained keeps it healthy for far longer than a minimally maintained one.

Safety On The Road

No one intends to be broken down on the side of the highway in the middle of nowhere, or worse. keeping your car in tip-top shape can ensure you and your friends and family reach ‘Point B’ safe and sound. So, before you start your trip, take a few minutes to look at this brief summer vehicle maintenance checklist:

Air Conditioning

  • When you turn on your A/C, check for strange smells, odd noises, or a lack of cooling. If any or all of these problems turn up, you’ll probably need to get your A/C system inspected.

Engine Coolant

  • Check your radiator or overflow tank levels to make sure your engine is being appropriately cooled. Using a coolant tester can confirm your water/coolant mixture is where it should be.

Automotive Fluids

  • Check your transmission fluid, oil, and brake fluid to make sure your vehicle’s moving parts are appropriately lubricated at all times.

The Three ‘B’s’

  • Brakes

    Remove your tires one-at-a-time and check your brake pads and/or shoes for any visible indicators of wear-and-tear.

  • Battery

    A battery tester can check the potency of your battery to make sure your vehicle starts up whenever you need it to.

  • Blades

    Make sure your windshield wiper blades are in excellent shape and not bouncing across your dry windshield or leaving a trail of water on a wet one.

Getting Your Vehicle Service Done at the Acura Dealership

For all your automotive preventative maintenance needs, Sterling McCall Acura in the Houston area has everything you require to maintain your vehicle, including the expertly trained, Acura certified technicians you’ll need to ensure your car is repaired to manufacturing specs. So, when making your plans for the summer, be sure to set up a fast summertime assessment of your vehicle and let our automotive professionals supply you with a safe summer season.

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