We’re finally getting a break from the cold weather, but that doesn’t mean you should neglect performing routine car maintenance until another winter rolls around. Here are five crucial summer car care tips you shouldn’t forget.
Decomposing winter leaves can clog up your car’s air filter, so make sure you have your filter checked as summer begins. Filters are relatively inexpensive and are important for ensuring optimal performance, so it’s a good idea to replace them annually.
Changes in temperature can cause fluctuations in the pressure of your car’s tires. This summer, keep an eye on your vehicle’s tire pressure and consider replacing the whole set if they’re not looking threadbare.
A properly functioning air-conditioning system can make all the difference between and excellent and a miserable driving experience. If your air-conditioning isn’t pumping out cool air like it used to, see a technician to have it checked before the hottest days of the year arrive.
Between ice, snow, freezing temperatures, and salt, the winter can do a number on your car’s wiper blades. If any of your vehicle’s wiper blades look bent, worn, or damaged, replace them now before they become a safety hazard.
Wash and Wax
Finally, don’t forget to hit the car wash this summer. Washing your car removes harmful corrosive residue that tends to build up over the winter months, while a high grade wax seals your car’s exterior, protecting it from the elements.
If you are concerned about your car’s air-conditioning, windshield wipers, or anything else, visit us at Hurlbert Toyota; our service team will be happy to help you.