Summer is finally here, which means it’s time for us to get ready for some really hot weather. Along with preparing yourself, you should also prepare your car for the rising temperatures. Here are a few summer car maintenance tips to help ensure your vehicle stays in running order.
Check your cooling system
Summers in Tucson are hot, which is why it’s important to make sure that all of your cooling systems are in working order. Check your engine coolant levels to avoid overheating your engine. Also, make sure you take a look at the hoses and the coolant reservoir to make sure there are no leaks.
Your engine isn’t the only thing that will need to stay cool this summer — you will likely want to cool off, too. Because of this, it’s important to keep an eye on your air conditioning. If this summer essential isn’t putting out as much cold air as you would expect it to, then your car’s refrigerant levels might be low. Take your vehicle in to see your mechanic to ensure you don’t have to sit in a sweltering car as temperatures hit triple digits.
Change your windshield wipers
Your visibility is important when you’re on the go. While we might not get a lot of rain during the summer, your windshield wipers still need to be in tiptop condition in case we do. They also have to be ready to clean off your windshield if you run into bugs or if it gets dusty. That’s why it’s important to inspect your wipers for any cracks or wear and, if you notice they need it, replace them.
Keep an eye on your tires
The hotter your tires get, the more inflated they might seem. Make sure you continually check your tires’ pressure, ensuring that it’s within your vehicle’s recommended range. After all, over-inflated tires will increase the risk of a blowout — and no one likes to be stranded out on the side of the road, especially in the summer heat.
Schedule a service appointment at Quebedeaux Mitsubishi. We’ll take care of all of your car maintenance needs, ensuring you get through the summer without a hitch.