Nothing is better than a summertime family vacation or road trip with a good group of friends. Keeping your car in tip-top shape for the summer is vital for great days in the sun. With summer comes extreme heat, which can do a number on your vehicle.

So today, we want to review a few tips for Summer Car Maintenance.

  1. Battery: The heat the summer brings can oxidize and drain your battery. Heat is one of the primary causes of battery failure. Find an auto service you can trust, so you ensure your battery is in solid working condition.
  2. Wipers: Wipers lose their ability to protect you from the rain when they begin to crack and deteriorate over time. Pollen and high heat accelerate that process. Protect yourself from summer rainstorms by ensuring your wipers are crack free and working correctly.
  3. AC: I can’t think of many things that can ruin a road trip faster than poorly working Air Conditioning. Depending on where you live, it may get hot in a hurry. You don’t want to find out your AC is broken when it’s already 90 degrees, so make sure you check it during the colder months.
  4. Coolant: It’s not just crucial for you to stay cool. Your car needs the same attention. Coolant helps regulate your engine during intense heat; check for any leaks you don’t recognize. An overheating engine can turn into a bad situation quickly.

As you can see, most of these tips come down to proper preventative maintenance and preparation. You may not need to or have the ability to repair or upkeep everything at once, tackle what you can so you can make the most of the summer season! For any of these services or great automotive car you can trust, head over to Ferber’s Automotive and Body for the best work in central Virginia!

Written by Ferber's Automotive & Body Shop