The heat of summer can take a toll on your vehicle. Make sure to prepare for the upcoming summer by bringing the vehicle in for regular inspections and maintenance. If there are any issues or problems, we can inspect and repair the vehicle for you. This will help to improve the safety and reliability of the ride. If you are not sure what the schedule should be, make sure to contact us and we can advise one for your vehicle.
During the Heat, Check the Fluids
The fluids should be checked in the summer because the heat can affect them. Check the coolant to ensure that it is at the correct level. If it is too low, it increases the chance for the engine to overheat. Look under the vehicle after it has been parked for a length of time. If you see any puddles, that can indicate a leak in the system. Also make sure the oil is at the correct amount in the reservoir. When the oil gets low, can cause extra strain and stress to the engine. If you notice an issue with the coolant oil, always contact us as soon as possible.
Along with the fluids, make sure that the belts and hoses are inspected as well. These should be examined to ensure they are free of any cracks or wearing. The heat of the summer can cause cracking, blistering, and other damage to both the belts and hoses. If they are showing signs of wear, they should be replaced as soon as possible. Ignoring the problem will only make it worse in the long run. Also be aware of any odd noises that come from under the hood. This can indicate that a belt might be slipping or snapping completely. If a belt comes off, it can end up doing damage to the engine and other parts under the hood. So always contact us so we can inspect it for you.