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Summer Car Maintenance Checklist

Summer Car Maintenance Checklist

Summer is here, and it's time to prepare your car for the season. Whether planning a road trip or just cruising around town, ensuring that your vehicle is in top condition is essential. In this article, we'll outline a summer car maintenance checklist to help keep your car running smoothly all season.

  • Clean Your Car

The first step in preparing your car for summer is to give it a thorough cleaning. This includes washing the exterior, detailing the interior, and cleaning the windows. Not only does a clean car look better, but it also helps to protect the paint and prevents rust.

  • Air Conditioning

In summer, your car's air conditioning system keeps you cool and comfortable. Before the hot weather hits, having your system checked and serviced is a good idea. This can include topping up the refrigerant, checking the compressor, and ensuring the vents are clean and functioning correctly.

  • Tires, Brakes, and Alignment

Properly inflated and well-maintained tires are essential for safe summer driving. Having your tires checked for wear and damage and ensuring they are aligned can help prevent blowouts and accidents. Additionally, ensuring your brakes are in good condition will give you peace of mind.

  • Battery

Heat can be tough on a car battery, so having it checked before the summer months is essential. This includes testing its charge and cleaning and tightening any connections. If your battery is starting to show signs of wear, it's best to have it replaced before it leaves you stranded.

  • Windshield Cleaner and Wiper Blades

Summer brings bugs, pollen, and other debris that can cause visibility issues while driving. A good quality windshield cleaner and new wiper blades will keep your windshield clear and prevent streaking.

  • Engine Fluids

Finally, ensuring your engine's fluids are topped up and changed at appropriate intervals is essential. This includes oil, transmission fluid, power steering fluid, and brake fluid. Clean, well-maintained fluids will help protect your engine, transmission, and other crucial parts.

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This summer car maintenance checklist will help keep your vehicle running smoothly and safely all season. If you need help performing any of these tasks, we invite you to contact us here at Carleton Place Ford or schedule a service appointment online. If you are in the market for a new vehicle, check out our new inventory, and contact us to schedule a test drive. Happy summer driving!

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