May 062016
 

blown engine - summer car preparations

The summer heat is right around the corner and that means any small problems your car has are likely to get bigger. The last thing you want interrupting your summer vacation is a mechanical problem. By starting your car preparations for summer now, you can reduce the risk of a breakdown. Here at Hurlbert Toyota, we have some great tips for summer car preparations.

  • Air Conditioning – The last thing any driver wants is to be stuck in a hot car with no air conditioning. Having your system looked at by a professional could keep you cool all summer long. If you have a newer car, check your owner’s manual to see if you need to change the cabin air filters.
  • Oil – As one of the primary functions of oil is to carry away excess heat produced by the engine, an oil change is highly recommended. Check your owner’s manual to see your vehicle’s maintenance schedule. If you plan on taking long trips, an oil change is a good idea.
  • Windshield Wipers – If your wipers survived winter and made it through the heavy spring rains, now might be a good time to replace them. While summer isn’t notorious for harsh storms, getting caught in the rain is the last thing anyone wants. Replace your windshield wipers and stay safe!