With the summer heat now upon us, vehicles can become affected and start to show signs of issues and problems. Make sure to have the vehicle inspected by us at any issues you start to notice. Also remember it is best to bring the vehicle in for regular maintenance inspections. That way we can give it a bumper to bumper inspection and check for any parts that are wearing. Any issues that we notice can quickly be resolved and repaired. This will help get you back on the road for a safe drive for you and your passengers.
The Heat Affects the Tires
The tires should be checked to ensure they are still in the best condition. As they heat up, they may start to expand and show signs of bulges. This can increase the chance of them blowing out when you are driving. If you are not sure what the correct air pressure should be for them, check in the owner’s manual. This will help to determine the correct amount. If the tires lose air fast, schedule an appointment so we can inspect the tires for you.
The oil will also need to be checked regularly during the hot summer months. It will circulate around the engine and thin out slightly as it heats up. This can mean the engine may not fully get the protection from the oil that it will need. It also increases friction and the potential for damage to happen to the engine. Remember that following the oil change schedule will help keep the vehicle working efficiently, as well as the engine. If you are not sure when this should be, make sure to contact us. We can advise you on a schedule based on your vehicle and how often you drive.
Another part that should be checked is the air conditioner. Keeping the interior of the vehicle cool and comfortable is important as you drive. If you start to notice that it is no longer cold, or if it blows out warm air, contact us. The air conditioner can benefit from regular maintenance so they keep working efficiently. Over time, they can become clogged from being used. This will affect the performance of it, as well as leaving an odd odor in the vehicle.