When it comes to summer car maintenance suggestions, Shawnee Mission Kia is here to help. There are lots of ways your car, truck, or SUV can suffer some potentially harmful wear-and-tear throughout these ‘dog days’. That damage can be avoided, however, by taking a few steps toward ‘summer-proofing’ your car.
The Benefits of Summer-Proofing Your Car
You have made your plans and charted your course for an awesome summer vacation with your family and friends. But nothing can destroy your getaway plans faster than a broken-down vehicle. And your vacation plans aren’t the only potential casualties if you choose to neglect the advantages of summer-proofing your car, truck, or SUV.
Scheduled Vehicle Service Saves You Money
Putting off regular car service is a mistake that everyone makes. In our rush to get started on the road, we do not take the time to make certain our vehicle is in tip-top shape. Before you know it, your radiator has sprung a leak or your engine has burned up in the summer heat. Which do you think will cost you more? A gallon of coolant or a new engine?
Improve the Life of Your Vehicle
Keeping your car, truck, or SUV in good condition isn’t just to ensure you get a cheaper, hassle-free vacation. In the long run, keeping your vehicle maintained extends its life for far longer than a minimally maintained one.
Safety On The Road
No one wants to be broken down on the side of the highway in the middle of nowhere, or worse. Preventative maintenance can ensure you and your family and friends reach ‘Point B’ safely. So, before you hit the road, take a few minutes to look at this short summer vehicle maintenance checklist:
When you turn on your A/C, pay attention to any funky odors, unusual sounds, or a lack of cooling. If any or all of these issues appear, you’ll need to get your A/C system checked out.
Check your radiator or overflow tank levels to see if your engine is being effectively cooled. Using a coolant tester can confirm your water/coolant mix is good.
Check your transmission fluid, oil, and brake fluid to make sure your car’s vital mechanical systems are appropriately lubricated at all times.
The Three ‘B’s’
Remove the tires one-at-a-time and inspect your brake pads and/or shoes for any noticeable indicators of wear-and-tear.
A battery tester can check the power levels of your battery to ensure your car, truck, or SUV starts up every time you need it to.
Make sure your windshield wiper blades are in excellent shape and not jumping across your dry windshield or leaving a trail of water on a wet one.
Why Get Your Auto Service Done at the Car Dealership?
For all your car, truck, and SUV repair needs, Shawnee Mission Kia in the Kansas City area has everything you require to keep your car, truck, or SUV in excellent condition, including the expertly trained, Kia certified mechanical specialists you’ll need to ensure your vehicle is fixed to manufacturing specs. So, when making your preparations for the summer, make sure to set up a quick summertime assessment of your car, truck, or SUV and allow our automotive experts provide you with a safe summer season.