While some might associate routine car service with the potentially dangerous conditions presented by winter weather, it’s just as important to keep your vehicle in good shape in summer. In fact, between heat and rain, summer can be just as taxing on your car as the cold. This year, be sure to stay on top of routine vehicle maintenance with these simple summer car service tips and visit us at Larry Jay Mitsubishi for additional help keeping your vehicle in the best condition possible.
It’s important to make sure your vehicle’s air conditioning system is not only working in the summer, but working well. An AC system in poor condition will often fail when put under additional strain by hot weather. Be sure to replace air cabin filters — they protect you from breathing smog, pollen, and other airborne allergens.
Regularly changing your vehicle’s motor oil is one of the easiest ways to keep everything under the hood running smoothly for years to come. You should change your car’s oil every 5,000 miles or so, even if your car is running perfectly.
Windshield wipers are crucial for optimal visibility during those common summer showers. If your car’s windshield wipers are bent, cracked, damaged, or just not working as well as they used to, replace them now before it’s too late.
Changing temperatures outside can cause the air in your car’s tires to expand and contract, leading to improperly inflated tires. This summer, make a habit of regularly checking your car’s tires for proper inflation, alignment, and tread.
In any weather, appropriate stopping power is crucial for overall safety. If you notice any squeaking or grinding from your car’s brakes, it’s always best to have them serviced immediately — before serious damage is done to your vehicle’s braking system.
Whether your car needs service or routine maintenance, our service center at Larry Jay Mitsubishi can handle it all.