Arizona is a beautiful place to live. However, it is in the desert. This means you need to pay attention to a few specific maintenance issues on your car. Here is what you need to know.
Summers in Arizona are nothing short of scorching. Because of these high temperatures, your battery may suffer. Make a habit of checking your battery regularly, especially during the high heat of the summer.
Because deserts are dustier and dirtier than other climates, this can lead to more build-up in your engine’s oil. Use an oil with a higher viscosity to provide better lubrication for your engine. Ask your mechanic what he or she would recommend. You may also need to change your oil more frequently to prevent a build-up of dirty sludge.
Again, because of our dusty surroundings, you will need to check your air filters more often. If you have filters that can be cleaned, do this on a regular basis, otherwise, replace them. If your air filters get too dirty, it can potentially cause your engine to overheat since the airflow will be restricted.
Thanks to our hot summer days and colder nights, the air pressure in your tires can change quickly. You will need to check your tire pressure regularly. It would not be a bad idea to do it every time you stop for gas. You should also look for signs of uneven wear and check the tread depth. You do not want to have to change a flat tire out in the desert.
You do not want your air conditioning to fail you on a hot Tucson day. Have your whole heating and air conditioning system inspected regularly by a professional.
For more service tips or to schedule a maintenance appointment for your vehicle, contact us at Quebedeaux Mitsubishi.