Once the weather starts to warm up, it's time to start thinking about summer car care. Warm weather can take a toll on your vehicle's engine, other mechanical functions, and the exterior. There are some steps you'll want to take to be sure your car's ready for the summer heat. Follow these tips from Dann's Discount Auto Sales to be sure you're prepared.

Coolant Check

It's particularly important to check the levels and condition of your coolant before the weather warms up. Skipping this task could get you stranded on the hottest day of the year. It could also lead to an expensive repair bill.

A/C Inspection

Likewise, you don't want to end up with an air conditioner that only blows hot air when temperatures are extreme. A quick check can detect loss of coolant or damaged compressor.

Windshield Wiper Replacement

Your wiper blades take a beating during the cold winter months. You'll want to get a fresh new set installed before summer. A smeared windshield while driving in the direction of the blinding sun is a hazard you can avoid.

Tire Care

If your tires are worn, now is a good time to consider replacing them. Hot pavement can do serious damage to tires that are in poor condition. Keeping your tires balanced, rotated, and properly inflated can also improve your summertime driving safety.

Car Detail

With summer approaching, car detailing should probably be on your to-do list. Winter sludge and salt damage the body and interior of your vehicle. A thorough wash will remove debris. Don't forget the undercarriage. A coat of wax protects from damaging UV rays. Cleaning the inside can remove dirt and grime.

Visit our service center for all your summer maintenance needs. Our expert technicians can provide you with top-notch automotive care and peace of mind wherever the road may take you. Schedule a service appointment online or give us a call.