When you think of cars and summer, you might think of road trips, day trips, and lazy afternoon drives. But in Tucson, summer also means scorching temperatures that can take a serious toll on your vehicle.
If you want to make sure that your vehicle continues to serve you well all through the summer months, use these handy tips for taking care of your car.
Service Your Car’s AC System
If you’re like most drivers, you’ll probably run your vehicle’s air conditioning a lot over the summer. If you notice any signs of trouble with the AC system, however, it’s important to have it checked out by a professional right away. Common warning signs include lack of cool air, a bad odor coming from the vents, and unusual noises whenever you run your AC.
Keep an Eye on Your Fluids
There are some basic auto maintenance duties that you can easily perform yourself. Every driver should know how to check the most basic fluids, including windshield washer fluid, engine coolant, and motor oil. Make sure that you know how to do this safely—never check your fluids when you have a hot engine, for example. Popular Mechanics has a great guide here. Check it out!
There are other maintenance tasks that will need to be done by an experienced auto care professional, so be sure to schedule a maintenance appointment for your vehicle to keep your car running well all summer long.
Check Your Tire Pressure Frequently
It’s smart to get in the habit of checking your tires regularly, but it’s especially important to do it in the summer. High summer temperatures have an impact on your tire pressure, and driving long distances on improperly inflated tires can result in a blowout. While you’re checking the tire pressure, take a quick look at your tires to make sure that their tread hasn’t worn down, they don’t have any cracks, and they are not wearing unevenly.
At OOROO Auto, we don’t just take good care of cars—we take good care of our customers, too. When you rely on us for all of your auto care needs, you can always count on first-class service, expert repairs, and maximum convenience. If your vehicle is overdue for maintenance, call us today at (520) 468-7171 to schedule a checkup appointment.