Honda Summer Car Maintenance Checklist
When it comes to summer car maintenance suggestions, Bob Howard Honda is ready to help. There are plenty of ways in which your car can suffer some potentially destructive wear-and-tear throughout the ‘dog days’. That damage can be prevented, however, by administering a few steps toward keeping your car ‘summer-proof’.
What Are The Benefits To Summer-Proofing Your Vehicle
You have made your plans and mapped out your course for an outstanding summer vacation with your family and friends. But few things can ruin your holiday plans faster than a broken-down vehicle. And your vacation plans aren’t the only potential casualties if you decide to ignore the advantages of summer-proofing your vehicle.
Scheduled Vehicle Maintenance Saves You Cash
Putting off regular car service is a mistake all of us have made. In our rush to get started on the road, we don’t take the time to ensure our car is in tip-top shape. Before you know it, your radiator has sprung a leak or your engine has burned up in the summer heat. Which do you think is more expensive? A gallon of coolant or a new engine?
Increase the Lifetime of Your Car
Keeping your car, truck, or SUV maintained isn’t simply to ensure you get a cheaper, problem-free road trip. Over time, keeping your car, truck, or SUV maintained extends its life for much longer than a minimally maintained one.
Safety On The Road
Nobody wants to be stranded on the side of the road in the middle of nowhere, or worse. Preventative maintenance can ensure you and your family and friends reach your destination safely. So, before you start your trip, take a few minutes to look at this brief car summer-proofing checklist:
- When you run your A/C, check for strange smells, unusual sounds, or a lack of cooling. If any or all of these issues appear, you’ll probably need to get your A/C system checked out.
- Check your radiator or overflow tank levels to ensure your engine is being effectively cooled. Using a coolant tester can confirm your water/coolant mix is properly mixed.
- Check your transmission fluid, oil, and brake fluid to make sure your car’s vital mechanical systems are properly lubricated at all times.
The 3 ‘B’s’
Remove the tires one-at-a-time and examine your brake pads and/or shoes for any observable signs of wear-and-tear.
A battery tester can check the power levels of your battery to ensure your car, truck, or SUV starts up each time you need it to.
Make sure your windshield wiper blades are in excellent shape and not bouncing across your dry windshield or leaving a mess on a wet one.
Why Get Your Auto Service Done at the Honda Dealership?
For all of your automotive service needs, Bob Howard Honda in the Oklahoma City area has everything you require to maintain your car, truck, or SUV, including the expertly trained, Honda certified technicians you’ll need to ensure your car, truck, or SUV is fixed to factory specifications. So, when making your plans for the summer season, make sure to set up a quick summertime assessment of your car, truck, or SUV and let our automotive professionals supply you with a risk-free summer season.
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