Get Your Car Ready for the Summer Heat with These Maintenance Tasks

car in the sunIf you live in a hot climate, you know that the brutal summer heat can wreak havoc on your car in a number of ways. Whether you’re driving to work in the hot morning sun, or making a long road trip out to a fun summer vacation spot, overexposure to too much heat can cause your vehicle to suffer serious damage.

At the very least, it’ll make you into a sweaty, uncomfortable mess when you’re sitting in your car, which isn’t a great state to be in when you’re arriving for work in the morning. In order to prepare your car for the long summer months, you’re going to need to perform a few basic maintenance tasks that will keep you and your car riding smoothly.

Air Conditioning Services

One of the first things you should get checked out when you arrive at an Addison auto center is your air conditioning system. Even if your air conditioner is in proper working order, you should make sure to get it checked out at the start of every hot season so that it doesn’t end up failing on you when you’re driving in 100-plus degree weather with no service stations for miles around. Your fan needs to be working properly, and your Freon needs to be nice and full to keep your air conditioner working like it should.

Coolant System Checks

One of the most dangerous things that could happen to your car in the summer months is overheating. A car engine contains many delicate components, and too much heat can cause them to warp and damage in serious ways.

In the worst case scenario, overheating could cause you to blow out your head gasket, which will require a major and expensive fix. Make sure to get your car’s coolant system checked out at the start of the hot season, so that your engine temperature doesn’t end up causing damage. If you need routine maintenance performed on your car for the summer months, visit the Texas CARS’s Addison auto center or call 972-701-0227 to schedule an appointment including concierge service.