Summer Vehicle Maintenance Guide | Harlingen, TX
As you get ready for a summer of family vacations, weekend getaways, and impromptu road trips, it’s important to make sure that your vehicle can keep up. These summer car care tips will help your ride thrive in the Texas heat — and prevent unexpected breakdowns from ruining your good times.
Check the A/C
Blast your vehicle’s air conditioning to make sure the system is pumping out the cool air you’ll need on a long, hot trip. If the A/C isn’t working as well as it should be, bring it in for a check-up at Bert Ogden Hyundai in Harlingen, Texas. You might need a refrigerant recharge, a leak test, or more serious repairs.
Inspect the Coolant and Other Fluids
Your car’s coolant system is vital for summer travels. Make sure the coolant fluid is filled to the recommended level. While you’re at it, check other key fluids for the transmission, brakes, and power steering. You can also bring your vehicle in to Bert Ogden Hyundai to get the coolant system checked out for leaks and worn hoses.
Examine the Tires
Help your tires perform at their best on hot pavement by keeping them inflated at the recommended pressure. While you’re filling the tires, check them for any cracks, cuts, or bulges. Test each one by sticking a quarter upside-down into the tread — if the tread doesn’t reach the top of Washington’s head, it’s too worn and you need new tires.
Test the Battery
Pop the hood and inspect your battery to ensure it’s properly connected. It’s also a good idea to have your battery tested here at Bert Ogden Hyundai. If it’s not holding the charge that it should, the summer heat won’t help. Replacing it now will help to prevent trouble down the road.
Keep Up With Scheduled Maintenance
Start summer the right way by making sure your car is current on scheduled maintenance. Here at Bert Ogden Hyundai, we can help you follow your vehicle manufacturer’s recommendations for oil changes, tire rotations, new air filters, brake service, and other key milestones.
Whatever your vehicle maintenance needs are, Bert Ogden Hyundai is here to help. Call our service department to schedule an appointment and keep your vehicle running smoothly all summer long.