We tend to use our vehicles more often in the summer. There's road trips, beach trips, visits to the houses of our friends and families... We're always on the go in the summer. That's why it's even more important to maintain your car and make sure it's in top shape for summer. Here's a list of important maintenance you should do on your car to prepare for the warmer weather.
Get Your AC Checked
Nothing is worse than having the air conditioning in your car stop working in the high temperatures of summer. That's why it's important to have any issues checked out while it's still cooler out so you're not stuck sweating it out when the weather warms up.
Change the Air Filter
In the spring, the engine air filter in your car works overtime due to heavy amounts of airborne allergens and pollen in the air. Changing it at the beginning of summer can give you a fresh start to the season and ensure that your engine is working efficiently.
Change Your Windshield Wiper Blades
Summer rainstorms are no joke. Replacing your windshield wiper blades for summer will ensure that they'll be working properly once a storm hits. Wipers that don't work properly decrease your visibility during bad weather and can be dangerous.
Check Your Battery
Batteries can fail at any time of the year, but it is a good idea to check your battery for signs of corrosion or loose connections. A trained technician will be able to use professional equipment to check for a weak battery.
Stock up for Emergencies
Going on a summer road trip? Make sure you have all the proper emergency materials you may need like a first aid kit, a spare tire, flares and a flashlight. During the summer it's also important to keep sealed bottles of water in the trunk in case you're stranded in the heat.
Use these maintenance tips to get your car in top shape for all your upcoming summer adventures!