It’s finally summer, which means it’s time to prepare your car for high temperature and road trips. If you’re hoping to keep your car running smoothly throughout the warmer months, be sure to follow these summer car care tips from Downtown Ford.
Check your car’s coolant system.
No one wants to get stuck with an overheated car on the side of the road. That’s why it’s important to take care of your car’s coolant system, which keeps your engine from getting too hot. Check your system’s coolant levels and keep an eye out for any leaks.
Change your windshield wipers.
Get fresh windshield wipers to ensure your vision isn’t blocked while you’re driving in a summer rainstorm. If you’ve recently changed your wipers, examine them to make sure they’re in tiptop condition.
Fix your air conditioning.
Getting into your car after it’s been sitting in the sunshine during the summer can be rough, especially if your air conditioning isn’t working at its full capacity. If your system wasn’t working properly during the colder months, now is the time to get it fixed. Bring your car in to your local mechanic if you feel your air conditioning system isn’t operating as well as it should.