Summer Maintenance Tips  
 

It can be exciting to look forward to the different types of trips you plan to take in the summer when the weather is clear and it's safe to get around. One of the most important steps to take is to get your car ready for plenty of use as you add hundreds to thousands of miles on the vehicle. Our service center in Springfield can help you get the maintenance you need to boost your car's reliability in the coming months. A few main maintenance tasks need to be performed to ensure your vehicle is ready for your next adventure.

Test the Car Battery

Your car can't operate if the battery dies and doesn't have enough power. If it's at least three years old, it's best to swap it out for a new battery to avoid being stranded. The battery can fail to work as well in hot settings, making it necessary to get an inspection on it in advance.

Check the Tires

Your tires need just as much attention as the other components on your car to ensure they don't lose too much of their tread the more you drive. Inspect the tread to determine if it's time to rotate the tires. You may notice they're almost bald and that it's time to swap them out for a new set.

You can also check how much air is present to help you maintain proper fuel efficiency. With enough care, your tires will last longer even after spending the summer on the road.

Top Off the Fluids

Top off your car's fluids to keep all the parts in good condition. Your coolant needs to be replaced or topped off to prevent the engine from overheating as you spend a lot of time traveling. The transmission fluid and wiper fluid can also be replaced, which will be useful when you plan to drive longer than a few hours at a time.

Change the Oil

One of the best ways to maintain your car and get it ready for the summer is to change the oil. This will help it to flow better and lubricate all of the parts on the engine to ensure your vehicle stays in good shape, even with consistent use over the next few months.

Let us service your vehicle and perform the necessary maintenance it needs at our service center to ensure your car is ready to be used this season.