The days have quickly become sunny and hot; summer is here. Whether you’re sweating in traffic this summer or heading out of town on a road trip, it’s a good time to make sure your vehicle has all it’s maintenance items taken care of. The ASE-certified technicians at Christian Brothers Automotive in Waxahachie know a car you can depend on is part of what will make your summer great. Make sure you have the following summer checklist for auto care covered:
Oil change – one of the most basic auto maintenance items, you should have the oil changed out at least every 3,000 – 5,000 miles. Planning on towing anything in the summer? If so, we recommend oil with a higher viscosity rating.
Belts and Hoses – heat and humidity in the summer can increase cracks and leaks in belts and hoses. Have them checked out so they don’t break at the wrong time and leave you stranded on the side of the road.
Windshield Wipers – another area the heat heavily affects are the wiper blades. We all know the Texas sun can be unforgiving; it may even melt and warp your wipers until they are useless. Make sure your wiper fluid is at a good level to keep the windshield clear and get rid of any bugs or raindrops.
Coolant – keeping the engine cool can be a challenge for you car, especially in high temperatures. To prevent engine overheating, make sure your coolant level is correct and that it’s in good condition. Remember, coolant must be replaced once a year.
Air Conditioning – driving in a hot car can be a nightmare. Before you start sweating too much, have that A/C checked out. Our Texas technicians will happily diagnose problems in the air conditioner and get the cold air pumping quickly!
At Christian Brothers Automotive Waxahachie, our customers are always first priority. Our courteous staff wants your car to perform its very best this summer so you can drive with peace of mind. Call us today at our auto repair center in Waxahachie and we’ll be happy to answer any questions about preparing your car for summer travel. See the nice difference!