The summer heat can be a strain on your car, particularly in the HVAC and powertrain systems. That’s why it’s important to keep your vehicle in working condition during the summer by being aware of these service needs.
Having a car without a functioning air conditioning system can make summer drives miserable. Even a short commute to work can be a hot one. Fortunately, having your car’s air conditioning system inspected by a professional technician can ensure the system runs perfectly all summer long.
Taking simple maintenance steps can dramatically improve the air conditioning system. Replacing the cabin air filter, for example, is a maintenance item that most drivers can take care of on their own. Consult your owner’s manual to determine the filter’s location.
An overheating engine is a common cause of summer breakdowns. A functioning cooling system can help prevent overheating, provided it is properly maintained. The system should be flushed and refilled every two years. A 50/50 mix of antifreeze and water will go a long way in optimizing your engine’s performance.
As a general rule, never remove the radiator cap after the engine has been running, Wait until the engine has cooled before attending to it.
Oil is responsible for cooling, lubricating, and protecting vital components within the engine block. Old oil won’t perform any of these jobs nearly as well as fresh oil. Consult your owner’s manual to see how often the manufacturer recommends changing your car’s oil.
Keeping your car cool during summer is a job best done by a professional technician. If these summer service tips for your car indicate that your vehicle needs special attention, make an appointment at Randall Noe Used Cars.