Get Your Vehicles Ready for Summer
Summer is just around the corner, and Acura of Berlin can help you make sure your vehicle is in tip-top condition for all those road trips. Even if you’re just driving around town, your car, truck, or SUV could use some TLC during the next few months. Here’s how you can get your vehicle prepped for summer.
Did You Know? Summer can be even harder on vehicles than winter.
Get Your Battery Checked
Heat can cause batteries to degrade even faster than cold can. You can get your battery tested for free at Acura of Berlin’s Service Center. We’ll make sure that it’s properly mounted (excessive vibration can loosen terminals and cause battery damage), the terminals are clean (corrosion can stop the flow of electricity from your battery to the engine) and make sure it’s functioning properly.
Top Off Your Engine Fluids
Make sure your vehicle can stay cool during the heat of the summer with a fluid service. Our technicians can make sure you have enough oil, transmission fluid, brake fluid, radiator fluid, and more. Some fluid levels you can even check yourself, but be sure to read your owner’s manual first – for example, it’s important to check your radiator ONLY when the vehicle is cool. If you have any questions, call the Acura of Berlin Service Center.
Double-Check Your Tires
This is where the rubber meets the road – literally! It’s important to keep your tires properly inflated. Too much or too little air can cause faster wear and tear, which can lead to a blowout. Luckily, many %%makes%% vehicles are equipped with electronic tire pressure gauges, so it’s easy to tell when your tires need attention. There’s also an old trick you can use to see if your tire treads are too worn. Take a penny and stick it in the tire tread with Lincoln’s head down. If you can see the top of his head, it’s time for new tires.
Get An Inspection
Getting your vehicle inspected can ensure that you’re not caught off guard this summer. Our Service Technicians will look at your brakes, wipers, transmission, and more so you can Drive with Confidence.
Keep Your Car Clean
Just as it’s important to keep your engine in order, keeping the interior of your vehicle in shape is important, too. Cleaning out all the dust, crumbs, and hair that’s accumulated over the winter can make your driving experience more pleasant, and therefore safer. In addition, you may want to replace your cabin air filter. Finally, if you’re the kind of person who keeps everything and the kitchen sink in your trunk, this is a great time to pare down your collection. This will help you save on fuel economy, which is especially important on long trips.
Expect The Unexpected
Just in case, we recommend that you keep a well-stocked emergency kit in your vehicle. Here are some of the basics:
- Non-perishable foods (granola bars are great)
- Jumper Cables
- Road flares
- First Aid Kit
How Acura of Berlin Can Help
Many of these accessories can be purchased right from our dealership! As you’re getting your vehicle ready for summer, remember that the friendly, knowledgeable staff at Acura of Berlin is here to help. Schedule your next service appointment today!