Different seasons place different demands on your vehicle. As the seasons change, you should be aware of the changing demands of the road and prepare your vehicle accordingly. As the weather gets warmer and summer draws near, there are a few general upkeep tasks you should perform to get your car ready for summer.
- Check your tires – You will want to check your tire pressure, tire treads, and for signs of uneven wear. If you tire treads are too low, you will want to get new tires as soon as possible. If you use winter tires during the cold months, you will want to switch back to your all-season or summer tires.
- Check your oil – Engine oil keeps an engine functioning efficiently and smoothly, so you will want to check you oil and make sure it isn’t low or a darker color than it should be. Low oil or oil sludge cause the engine to become hotter while running, which is something you want to avoid during hot summer days.
- Change your wiper blades – After months of cold temperatures and scraping at snow and ice, your wiper blades need to be checked. If they’re skipping sections and leaving streaks on your windshield, you should get them changed to increase your visibility while driving.
These are just three of the many important steps you need to take to get your car ready for summer. Whether you plan on going on a road trip or taking the kids to and from their baseball games, you’ll need your vehicle to be as reliable as ever. The team at Mountaineer Mitsubishi’s service department can help get you there.by