Mazda Summer Car Maintenance Checklist

When it comes to car maintenance suggestions for summer, Team Gillman Mazda is standing by to help. As you may already know, there are a lot of ways your car, truck, or SUV can suffer some potentially destructive wear-and-tear during the ‘dog days’. That damage can be avoided, however, by administrating a few steps toward keeping your vehicle ‘summer-proof’.

What Are The Benefits To Summer-Proofing Your Vehicle

You have meticulously planned and mapped out your course for an outstanding summer road trip with your friends and family. But few things can wreck your holiday plans faster than a broken-down vehicle. And your vacation plans aren’t the only potential casualties if you choose to ignore the advantages of summer-proofing your vehicle.

summer car maintenance tips

Regularly Scheduled Car Service Will Save You Cash

Putting off regularly scheduled car service is a mistake all of us have made. In our excitement to get started on the road, we do not take the time to make certain our vehicle is ready to roll. Before you know it, 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?

Improve the Lifespan of Your Car or Truck

Keeping your car, truck, or SUV in tip-top shape isn’t simply to make sure you get a cheaper, problem-free road trip. Over time, keeping your car maintained extends its life for far longer than a minimally maintained one.

Safety On The Road

Nobody intends to be stranded on the side of the highway in the middle of nowhere, or worse. keeping your car in tip-top shape can make certain you and your family and friends reach your destination safe and sound. So, before you start your trip, take a look at this brief vehicle summer-proofing checklist:

Air Conditioning

  • When you turn on your A/C, check for funky smells, unusual sounds, or a lack of cooling. If any or all of these problems pop up, you’ll most likely need to get your A/C system checked out.

Engine Coolant

  • Check your radiator or overflow tank levels to ensure your engine is being effectively cooled. Using a coolant tester can verify your water/coolant mixture is properly mixed.

Automotive Fluids

  • Check your transmission fluid, brake fluid, and oil to make sure your car’s vital mechanical systems are appropriately lubricated at all times.

The 3 ‘B’s’

  • Brakes

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

  • Battery

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

  • Blades

    Make sure your windshield wiper blades are in great shape and not jumping across your dry windshield or leaving a mess on a wet one.

Getting Your Auto Service Done at the Car Dealer

For all of your automotive preventative maintenance needs, Team Gillman Mazda in the Houston area has everything you require to maintain your car, including the expertly trained, Mazda certified mechanics you’ll need to ensure your vehicle is fixed to factory specifications. So, when making your plans for the summer, be sure to schedule a quick summertime assessment of your car and let our automotive professionals supply you with a risk-free summer season.

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