Summer Car Care Tips

Summer is here, and with warm weather comes a new set of operating conditions for your car! Here are a few tips to keep your car running great all summer long:

  1. Don't leave your car idling for long periods. Your radiator fan may not keep up with the engine cooling needs on a hot day and you risk overheating your engine
  2. Have your belts and hoses checked. Warm weather is hard on rubber components and can cause accelerated wear.  This can lead to broken belts and leaking hoses.
  3. Don't leave children or pets in a sealed vehicle. On a warm day the interior of your vehicle can reach 130 degrees in only a few minutes, cause heat stroke and even death in children and animals.
  4. Have your fluids checked.  Coolant and oil levels are key to keeping your engine running at the proper temperature and increase the life of your vehicle!