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Volkswagen Summer Car Maintenance Checklist

When it comes to car service tips for summer, Volkswagen of Kearny Mesa is on-hand to help. As you may already know, there are plenty of ways in which your car can experience some potentially damaging wear-and-tear during the ‘dog days’. That mechanical damage can be prevented, however, by observing these simple steps toward keeping your car ‘summer-proof’.

The Benefits of Summer-Proofing Your Car

You have meticulously planned and mapped out your course for an awesome summer vacation with your friends and family. But few things can destroy your holiday plans faster than a broken-down vehicle. And your vacation plans aren’t the only potential casualties if you choose to disregard the benefits of summer-proofing your car.

Summer Car Maintenance Checklist

Vehicle Maintenance Saves You Money

Putting off regularly scheduled car maintenance is an error all of us have made. In our excitement to get started on the road, we don’t take the time to make certain our vehicle is ready to roll. The next thing you know, your radiator has sprung a leak or your engine has overheated in the summer heat. Which do you think is more expensive? A gallon of coolant or a brand-new engine?

Extend the Lifespan of Your Car

Keeping your vehicle in good condition isn’t simply to make certain you get a less expensive, problem-free road trip. In the long run, keeping your vehicle maintained keeps it healthy for far longer than a minimally maintained one.

Road Safety

No one plans to be stranded on the side of the road in the middle of nowhere, or worse. keeping your vehicle maintained can ensure you and your family and friends get to ‘Point B’ safely. So, before you hit the road, take a look at this brief summer vehicle maintenance checklist:

Air Conditioning

  • When you run your A/C, pay attention to any funky smells, unusual sounds, or minimal or no cold air. If any or all of these issues appear, you’ll probably need to get your A/C system inspected.

Engine Coolant

  • Check your radiator or overflow tank levels to ensure your engine is being appropriately cooled. Using a coolant tester can verify your water/coolant mixture is properly mixed.

Automotive Fluids

  • Check your transmission fluid, oil, and brake fluid to ensure your car, truck, or SUV’s vital mechanical systems are appropriately lubricated at all times.

The 3 ‘B’s’

  • Brakes

    Remove your tires one-at-a-time and inspect your brake pads and/or shoes for any observable signs of wear-and-tear.

  • Battery

    A battery tester can check the potency of your battery to make sure your vehicle starts whenever you need it to.

  • Blades

    Make sure your windshield wiper blades are in excellent condition and not bouncing across your dry windshield or leaving a mess on a wet one.

Why Get Your Auto Service Done at the Car Dealership?

For all of your car, truck, and SUV maintenance needs, Volkswagen of Kearny Mesa in the San Diego area has everything you need to maintain your car, truck, or SUV, including the expertly trained, Volkswagen certified service technicians you’ll need to guarantee your vehicle is maintained to manufacturing specs. So, when making your preparations for the summer, be sure to schedule a quick summertime assessment of your car and allow our automotive specialists provide you with a safe summer season.

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