Summer is quickly approaching and preparing your vehicle for the weather changes, long trips, and other summer activities is imperative.

Keep reading for some tips on summer vehicle maintenance that you need to do!

DIY Summer Maintenance Checklist

There are a few things you can do yourself without scheduling maintenance!

  • Check oil
  • Check fluid levels
  • Inspect your tires
  • Wash & wax your vehicle

Checking your oil and fluid levels is a great place to start when preparing your vehicle for the summer. Heat can easily evaporate fluids and keeping your engine well lubricated is imperative to reduce friction and help cooling.

Inspect your tires to see if they are properly inflated. As outside temperatures fluctuate, the air in the tires can fluctuate as well. Hot roads can also affect your vehicle’s tires, especially if the tires are underinflated.

Washing and waxing your vehicle regularly can save your vehicle’s paint from any dirt, pollen, and debris. Doing this can protect your vehicle’s paint job and prevent rust.

Summer Maintenance Your Mechanic Should Do

After you go through your DIY summer maintenance list, consider scheduling service with your mechanic for further maintenance. Ask your mechanic to check these components:

  • Radiator
  • Battery
  • AC
  • Under the hood connections

Your mechanic will be able to let you know if any of these components need replacing due to leaks, corrosion, blockages or more.

Payne Auto Group

If your vehicle needs service, stop by any of our 6 service centers throughout the Rio Grande Valley. 

Schedule service online today!