Summer Car Maintenance Checklist |

When it comes to car maintenance suggestions for summer, Bob Howard Hyundai is on-hand to help. There are a lot of ways your vehicle can experience some potentially harmful wear-and-tear during these 'dog days'. That mechanical damage can be prevented, however, by taking these simple steps toward 'summer-proofing' your vehicle.

What Are The Benefits To Summer-Proofing Your Car

You have meticulously planned and charted your course for an outstanding summer road trip with your friends and family. But nothing can destroy your holiday plans faster than a broken-down vehicle. And your plans aren't the only potential casualties if you decide to disregard the benefits of summer-proofing your vehicle.

Regular Car Maintenance Will Save You Money

Putting off car service is a mistake all of us have made. In our excitement to get started on the road, we don't take the time to make certain our car, truck, or SUV 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 is more expensive? A gallon of coolant or a new engine?

Extend the Life of Your Vehicle

Keeping your car, truck, or SUV maintained isn't simply to make sure you get a less costly, problem-free road trip. In the long run, keeping your car maintained ensures its longevity for far longer than a minimally maintained one.

Safety On The Road

No one plans to be stranded on the side of the road in the middle of nowhere, or worse. keeping your vehicle maintained can ensure you and your friends and family reach your destination safe and sound. So, before you head out on vacation, take a few minutes to look at this brief car summer-proofing checklist:

Air Conditioning

  • When you turn on your A/C, check for funky smells, odd noises, or a lack of cold air. If any or all of these problems appear, you'll most likely need to get your A/C system checked out.

Engine Coolant

  • Check your radiator or overflow tank levels to see if your engine is being effectively cooled. Using a coolant tester can confirm your water/coolant mixture is properly mixed.

Engine Fluids

  • Check your oil, brake fluid, and transmission fluid to make sure your car's vital mechanical systems are effectively lubricated at all times.

The 3 'B's'

  • Brakes- Remove your tires one-at-a-time and check your brake pads and/or shoes for any observable indicators of wear-and-tear.
  • Battery- A battery tester can check the power levels of your battery to make sure your car starts whenever you need it to.
  • Blades- Ensure your windshield wiper blades are in excellent condition and not bouncing across your dry windshield or leaving a trail of water on a wet one.

Why Get Your Car Service Done at the Auto Dealer?

For all of your car, truck, and SUV repair needs, Bob Howard Hyundai in the Oklahoma City area has everything you need to keep your car in tip-top condition, including the expertly trained, Nissan certified service technicians you'll need to guarantee your car is maintained to manufacturing specs. So, when making your preparations for the summer season, make sure to set up a quick summertime inspection of your car and let our automotive specialists supply you with a safe summer season.

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