Summer Car Maintenance Benefits

When it comes to car service suggestions for summer, Gene Messer Volkswagen is on-hand to help. There are plenty of ways your car can suffer some potentially damaging wear-and-tear during these ‘dog days’. That damage can be prevented, however, by taking these simple steps toward keeping your car, truck, or SUV ‘summer-proof’.

Summer-Proofing Your Car: Benefits

You have made your plans and mapped out your course for an incredible summer vacation with your friends and family. But nothing can destroy your holiday plans faster than a broken-down car. And your plans aren’t the only potential casualties if you decide to ignore the benefits of summer-proofing your car, truck, or SUV.

summer car maintenance suggestions

Scheduled Vehicle Maintenance Saves You Money

Putting off regularly scheduled car maintenance is an error that everyone makes. In our excitement to get on the road, we do not take the time to ensure our car is ready for the road. The next thing you know, your radiator has sprung a leak or your engine has overheated in the summer heat. Which do you think will cost you more? A gallon of coolant or a brand-new engine?

Extend the Lifetime of Your Car

Keeping your car in good condition isn’t simply to make certain you get a less costly, hassle-free road trip. In the long run, keeping your car maintained extends its life for much longer than a minimally maintained one.

Safety On The Road

Nobody plans to be broken down on the side of the road in the middle of nowhere, or worse. Preventative maintenance can make certain you and your friends and family reach ‘Point B’ safely. So, before you start your trip, take a look at this brief summer car maintenance checklist:

Air Conditioner

  • When you run your A/C, check for strange smells, odd noises, or a lack of cooling. If any or all of these issues appear, you’ll most likely need to get your A/C system checked out.

Engine Coolant

  • 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 mixture is where it should be.

Engine Fluids

  • Check your transmission fluid, brake fluid, and oil to ensure your car’s moving parts are appropriately lubricated at all times.

The Three ‘B’s’

  • Brakes

    Remove your tires one-at-a-time and examine your brake pads and/or shoes for any noticeable indicators of wear-and-tear.

  • Battery

    A battery tester can check the strength of your battery to ensure your vehicle starts up whenever you need it to.

  • Blades

    Make sure your windshield wiper blades are in excellent shape and not bouncing across your dry windshield or leaving a trail of water on a wet one.

Getting Your Auto Service Done at the Car Dealership

For all of your car, truck, and SUV preventative maintenance needs, Gene Messer Volkswagen in the Lubbock area has everything you require to keep your car, truck, or SUV in excellent condition, including the expertly trained, Volkswagen certified mechanics you’ll need to ensure your car, truck, or SUV is repaired to manufacturing specs. So, when making your preparations for the summer season, be sure to schedule a fast summertime assessment of your vehicle and let our automotive experts provide you with a risk-free summer season.

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