When you want to enjoy going on vacation and exploring new destinations in the summer, it's the perfect time to hop in the car and take a few road trips. Before you depart on your next adventure, it's important to schedule the necessary maintenance to keep it in excellent shape as you add more miles to it. There are a few summer maintenance tips to follow with the help of our dealership in Springfield.
Rotate the Tires
Rotating your tires is essential to ensure there's even tread on the tires and that they all perform well when you're driving across the state or even the country. It would help if you also looked at the thread to determine how much longer the tires will last before they're no longer safe to use. You'll need to plan to replace the tires after 50,000 miles. Checking the tire pressure is also necessary to ensure the tires are properly inflated. Read your owner's manual to determine what the manufacturer recommends. This can allow you to conserve a lot more fuel when you're driving far.
Change the Oil
Changing the oil in your engine is necessary to help the parts operate well without suffering from wear and tear. The oil is the blood of the engine and should be clean and at the right level. It's also a good time to replace the oil filter, especially if it looks dirty and clogged.
Check the Fluid Levels
Take a look at the different fluid levels under the hood of your vehicle to determine if they're low, which commonly occurs due to the heat that is present outdoors—top off the wiper fluid, as well as the transmission fluid. Adding more coolant is necessary to prevent the engine from getting too hot when it's in use for several hours at a time during the warmer months.
Test the Battery
The car battery needs attention before you plan to head out traveling throughout the summer season. Check to see how much power is left to determine if it's likely to last before it needs to be replaced. If it's low on power, replace it with a new battery, which doesn't cost too much to purchase and install.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment to have maintenance performed on your vehicle. Our team of professionals is here to improve your vehicle and help it stay reliable in the coming season.